Recipe: To Make Apricock Wine

Take twelve pounds of apricocks when full ripe, stone and pare them, put the paring into three gallons of water, with six pounds of powder sugar, boil them together half an hour, skim them well, and when it is blood-warm put it on the fruit; it must be well bruised, cover it close, and let it stand three days; skim it every day as the skim rises, and put it thro’ a hair sieve, adding a pound of loaf sugar; when you put it into the vessel close it up, and when it is fine bottle it.

Year 1918