Soft Drink Recipes, 1890s
1-1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Cup of boiling water
Wash and wipe a lemon, cut a very thin slice from the middle, and squeeze the rest into a bowl; then put in the sugar, pour on the boiling water, and strain-in. When it has become cold, serve it in a tumbler with the slice of lemon floating on the top.
Lemonade has a better flavor when made with boiling water, though it may be made with cold water. A few strawberries or raspberries may be put in, instead of the slice of lemon; or it may be colored pink with a little grape jelly, and served with a straw.