Jason R. Merrill of Blackbird Finery demonstrates how to make the 'Royal Ruby' and other antique sodas and sundaes
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.)
Chopped Pecans (Or Nut/Substitution Of Choice)
Creme De Menthe Cherries (prob hard to find, any cherry will do)
Ice Cream (Vanilla, Or Sub Favorite Flavor)
Malted Milk Powder
Red Orange Syrup
Toothpicks for cherries