Join Black Creek’s Victoria as she reveals how to make your own sparkling and refreshing summer drinks — 19th-century style!
Follow along as she makes two classic Victorian soda pop recipes — fizzy lemonade and ginger beer — from scratch!
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You will need:
For Fizzy Lemonade:
Adapted from “For a Summer Draught”, Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861). Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp lemon juice — about the juice of one lemon
- 2-3 teaspoons of sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- (Optional) lemon slices to garnish
You will also need: a glass, a spoon, and a citrus reamer or juicer.
For Ginger Beer:
Adapted from “An Excellent Ginger Beer”, The Home Cookbook (1877) and “Ginger Beer”, Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management (1861). Ingredients:
- 10 cups of boiling water
- ¾ cup (150 g) sugar
- 14 g ginger
- 1 lemon
- ¾ tsp cream of tartar
- ¾ tsp active dry yeast
You will also need: a strainer, a large pitcher or bowl, a funnel, and one 2L bottle or two 1L bottles with a secure top. (A glass bottle is traditional, but a plastic one is highly recommended!)
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