Thermos Bottle

For the Thermos Bottle
Chocolate, Cold

Melt 2 squares of grated chocolate
in y1/3 cup of water, add y1/3 cup of sugar
and 3 cups of water and boil until clear
and smooth, and strain. When cold
add 1 teasp. of vanilla or sherry, or
flavor while cooking with a small stick
of cinnamon. Put on ice until very
cold, add 1/2 cup of cream and pour
into the thermos bottle, or carry the
cream in a separate bottle. More
sugar should be taken for those who
require it.
Chocolate, Hot

Melt 3 squares of grated chocolate
in 1/2 cup of hot water, add 1/4 cup of
sugar and 3 cups of milk, simmer 5
minutes, beating as soon as hot with
a Dover egg beater. Add 1 teasp. of
vanilla and 1 of sherry and a small
piece of orange peel. Remove peel
and when boiling again pour into the
hot thermos bottle. Serve with a
spoonful of cream in each cup. The
cream may be carried in a separate
bottle, and also more sugar
Coffee, Cold
Put 8 tbsps. of powdered coffee in
the percolator, pour over 3 cups of cold
water and cook until the liquid is
quite brown. Add 1 tbsp. of the powdered
coffee to the top of the percolator
and cook again about a minute.
Take from the fire, and when nearly
cold pour into a pitcher containing a
large piece of ice. When very cold
pour into the chilled thermos bottle.
Take a bottle of cream wrapped in a
napkin wet in ice-water, and wrapped
again in thick paper. Carry cream
and powdered sugar separately.
Coffee, Hot
Put 6 tbsps. of powdered coffee into
the percolator, pour over 3 cups of
cold water and cook 15 minutes, remove
from the fire and add 1 tbsp. of
the powdered coffee and place on the
fire again for a moment. Or use the
same proportions of ground coffee, add
the crushed shell and white of 1 egg to
the coffee, stir in 1/2 cup of cold water,
turn into a very clean pot and add 3
cups of cold water and heat slowly
until boiling. Boil this 3 minutes,
pour in 3 tbsps. of cold water, strain
into a hot pitcher containing sugar
and cream, stir a moment and pour
into the hot thermos bottle, or carry
the cream and sugar in separate receptacles.

Caffeineless Coffee

This is genuine coffee from which
the caffeine has been largely removed,
and it is particularly adapted for those
to whom ordinary coffee is forbidden.
While the directions given by the
makers are as for ordinary coffee, the
writer, having used it for many years,
finds that it is necessary to make it
somewhat stronger than for ordinary
coffee. This is excellent, both hot
and iced, and may be made according
to the recipes given on the preceding
pages.

Egg-Nog

Mix 2 cups of cream with 1 cup of
milk which has been beaten with 4
egg yolks, a scant 1/4 cup of sugar, 2
tbsps. each of sherry and brandy, and
a generous grating of nutmeg. Beat
well and add the egg whites beaten,
not too stiff. Chill on the ice and
pour into the chilled thermos bottle.
Ginger-Ale Punch

Crush one-half bunch of wellwashed
mint leaves with 1/2 cup of
sugar, add 3 small lemons and 1 orange
cut in slices, 1/4 cup of crushed
pineapple, if at hand, and place for a
few hours on ice. Strain through a
wet cloth into a pitcher of ice, when
very cold add 1 pint of ginger ale, also
well chilled, and pour immediately
into the ice-cold thermos bottle.
Grape-Juice Punch

Mix grape juice with ginger ale and
White Rock water, using about half
the amount of water. Pour into a
pitcher containing cracked ice. When
very cold add small pieces of cantaloupe,
grape fruit, or pineapple and
pour into the well-chilled thermos
bottle.
Grape Juice, Hot

Heat to boiling point in a double
boiler 1 qt. of grape juice, with a few
cassia buds, or a 2-inch stick of cinnamon,
strain and return to fire until
nearly boiling, and pour into the hot
thermos bottle. This is a most delicious
drink for a cold day.

Tea, Cold
Pour 3 cups of freshly boiling water
onto 6 teasps. of tea, let stand on the
fire a moment, stir the contents of the
pot with a spoon, remove from the fire
and let stand 3 minutes. Crush 6
slices of lemon and a few leaves of mint
with 4 tbsps. of powdered sugar in a
pitcher, add cracked ice and pour in
the hot tea. When cold strain into
the chilled thermos bottle.

Tea Mate, Cold
This is a delicious aromatic tea,
which is made from the leaves of a
kind of prickly holly which grows in
Brazil. According to recent authorities,
it accelerates the circulation of the
blood, diminishes fatigue, and is much
less exciting to the nervous system
than ordinary tea. To make it, add
to 3 cups of cold water 6 teasps. of
Mate, stir well and place on the fire
until the water boils. Stir again and
remove from the fire. Let stand 3
minutes and strain into a pitcher containing
6 slices of lemon, crushed with
a few sprigs of mint and 4 tbsps. powdered
sugar, and plenty of cracked ice.
When cold strain into the chilled
thermos bottle

 

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