Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: gingerWhat it is: Spice
Ingredient: eggWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: yeastWhat it is: Additive
Alcoholic beverages are defined as beverages that contain ethanol (C2H5OH). This ethanol is almost always produced by fermentation - the metabolism of carbohydrates by certain species of yeast under anaerobic or low-oxygen conditions. Beverages such as wine, beer, or distilled spirits all use yeast at some stage of their production.
Put twelve pounds of loaf-sugar and six ounces of powdered ginger into six gallons of water; let it boil for an hour, then beat up the whites of half a dozen eggs with a whisk, and mix them well with the liquor. When quite cold put it into a barrel, with six lemons cut into slices, and a cupful of yeast; let it work for three days, then put in the bung. In a week's time you may bottle it, and it will be ready for immediate use.