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Recipes in Government Documents: Beverages

See some recipes from current and past decades that were featured in government documents

Thoughts on these recipes

I have kept the original spelling and verbiage that were in the document when retyping the recipes.  The date of the document is presented directly under the recipe title.  When available, links to the full documents (which often contain more recipes) are provided at the bottom of each recipe.  Enjoy!

Recipes on this page (and year):

An Invalid Drink (1903)
Kahlua Home Brew (1977)
Brett's Chambord Cooler (1994)


An Invalid Drink

Put in the bottom of a wineglass 2 tablespoonfuls of grape juice; add to this the beaten white of 1 egg and a little chopped ice; sprinkle sugar over the top and serve.  This is often served in sanitariums.

To see the entire publication (and more recipes), use this link:  Home Manufacture and Use of Unfermented Grape Juice




Kahlua Home Brew

1 vanilla bean
4 c. sugar
1 small jar instant coffee
2 c. boiling water
1 fifth cheap vodka

Put vanilla bean in half gallon jar.  Using a funnel, pour in sugar and coffee.  Add boiling water to dissolve coffee and sugar.  Mix and shake well, then add vodka.  Set aside in a dark closet for 30 days.

To see the entire publication (and more recipes), use this government documents call number: AA 1.11:4200.22/2

Title: Niu Ideas



Brett's Chambord Cooler


3/4 oz. Chambord raspberry liqueur
1 oz. premium vodka
1 1/2 oz. orange juice
1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. grenadine
A splash of Rose's Lime Juice
A splash of Myers's Dark Rum
Fresh pineapple, orange, and cherry

Combine first six ingredients into shaker.  Shake well and pour over ice or strain into chilled glass.  Tope with splash of Rose's Lime Juice and splash of Myers's Dark Rum.  Garnish with fresh pineapple, orange, and cherry.  It's refreshing over ice or straight up.


To see the entire publication, use this government documents call number: A900.8 F739

Title: Foods Texans Love: Serving up Summer