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Garnet Gateau

Royal Ruby: Antique Sodas and Sundaes

Date / Time

2/6/21, 3:00 PM

Jason R. Merrill (he/him) of Blackbird Finery

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Jason R. Merrill of Blackbird Finery demonstrates how to make the 'Royal Ruby' and other antique sodas and sundaes

Ingredients/recipes here

Garnet Gateau:
Royal Ruby: Antique Sodas and Sundaes

Recipes & Ingredient List

As compiled by Jason R. Merrill, Blackbird Finery



  • Grape juice .......... 2 ounces

  • Strawberry syrup ..... 1 ounce

  • Rose leaves 6;

  • Mint leaves, 6;

  • Cracked ice ............1/2 glassful

Crush  leaves well against the side of the glass with ice. Stir thoroughly,  then add carbonated water (coarse stream) and serve in tall lemonade  glass. Decorate with creme de menthe (or any type available) cherries  and a slice of lemon. Price for 12 ounces, 15 cents.


  • Vanilla syrup...............1 oz.

  • Red orange syrup..........1 oz.

  • Ice cream..................2 ozs.

  • Ice, one-quarter glass.

  • Shake, strain, toss and serve.


  • Orange syrup...............1 oz.

  • Strawberry syrup........... 1 oz.

  • Cracked ice, 1/4 glass.

Shake, then add coarse stream, fill glass, decorate with fruit (orange slice on rim, strawberry on top).



Take  a deep sundae dish, one that will hold two disherfuls of cream, and put  in one disherful of vanilla ice cream. Over this put some chocolate  syrup, a few pieces of sliced bananas and a half teaspoonful of malted  milk (powder). Now put in another disherful of vanilla cream and cover  with chocolate syrup. Place sliced bananas all around the top with a  spoonful of chopped pecans over all. At the top, in the center, place a  Maraschino cherry with a toothpick through it.

“This  delicacy sells readily for 15 cents and is a trade winner. Of course,  you must use your judgment in the making and not be too liberal, because  if you are careful you can make a good percent of profit on each  sundae. This one has been especially popular with the students in our  neighborhood." (W. Arthur Golding.)

Ingredients List:

  • Banana

  • Chocolate Syrup

  • Chopped Pecans (Or Nut/Substitution Of Choice)

  • Cracked Ice

  • Creme De Menthe Cherries (prob hard to find, any cherry will do)

  • Grape Juice

  • Ice Cream (Vanilla, Or Sub Favorite Flavor)

  • Lemon

  • Malted Milk Powder

  • Maraschino Cherries

  • Mint Leaves

  • Orange

  • Orange Syrup

  • Red Orange Syrup

  • Rose Leaves

  • Strawberry

  • Strawberry Syrup

  • Vanilla Syrup

  • Toothpicks for cherries

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