Lime Punch

Lime punch

8 cubes sugar
juice of 2 oranges
juice of 2 limes
1 1/2 cup of water
cracked ice
slice of pineapple
2 crystallized cherries

Rub the cubes of sugar over the rind of the oranges and limes; then put the sugar in a bowl and pour the lime and orange juices over it. Add the water, and serve when the sugar is melted, chilling with plenty of cracked ice. Put in the pineapple and cherries at the moment of serving.

From The Rumford Complete Cook Book by Lily Haxworth Wallace, published in 1908. This cookbook was well-used. It is stained, creased, and dogeared. There are notes in the margins and hand-written recipes on blank pages. The pages are bookmarked with handwritten recipes on index cards and scraps of paper.

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