Handwritten Copy of a Recipe for Ratafia Or Cordials, [n.d.].

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"Ratafia, a drink popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, probably of French origin. It was a cordial or a brandy-based liqueur flavored with almonds, peach, cherry, or apricot kernels, or soft fruits; similar to Noyau, a word which came into use in the late 18th century and largely supplanted ratafia." The Food Timeline. © Lynne Olver 2000. 28 August 2014 Accessed 27 Oct. 2014 <http://www.foodtimeline.or/foodfaq2.html#ratafia>

"Made from a mixture of distilled liquor, usually brandy but occasionally whiskey or rum, heavily sweetened, and distinctly flavored fruit juices or aromatics, the cordial was left to infuse, often for weeks or months, before being filtered for the most
elegant translucence."  FROM: Kaufman, Cathy K. "Cordials, Historical." The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. : Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference. 2005. Date Accessed 27 Oct. 2014 <http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195154375.001.0001/acref-9780195154375-e-0215>.

Format: Manuscript Transcribed
Language: English
Online Access: https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:366756