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To make Ale drink quick

PERIOD: England, 17th century | SOURCE: The Closet Of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby Kt. Opened, 1677 | CLASS: Authentic

DESCRIPTION: A recipe for ale

To make Ale drink quick.

When small Ale hath wrought sufficiently, draw it into bottles; but first put into every bottle twelve good Raisins of the Sun split and stoned: then stop up the bottle close, and set it in sand (gravel) or a cold dry Cellar. After a while this will drink exceeding quick and pleasant. Likewise take six wheat-corns, and bruise them, and put into a bottle of Ale: it will make it exceeding quick and stronger.

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