Shaker Recipe of the Month
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873
Shaker Fruit Shrub
|2 quarts red raspberries or other berries in season||1 cup lemon juice|
|1 1/2 cup sugar||2 quarts water|
Make a thin syrup by boiling the water and sugar for 3 minutes. Crush berries and pour hot syrup over fruit. Let stand until cool, and strain. Add lemon juice and pour over a little crushed ice. This is a delightful and refreshing drink. Makes 6 to 8 tall iced-tea glasses.
Sister Lisset, North Union
This and other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.
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