Irish Moss Drink Ingredients—
A teacupful of Irish moss. Castor sugar to taste.
One pint of cold water. A little lemon juice.
A glass of sherry or
Method.—Wash the moss very thoroughly, then let it soak overnight in cold water. Next day strain out the moss, put it in a clean saucepan with the pint of water, and let it boil gently for an hour. Strain off the liquid, add the lemon juice, sherry, and sugar to taste. Great pains should be taken in the flavouring, so as to disguise the somewhat unpleasant characteristic flavour of this seaweed.
The Complete Cook.,Lilian Whitling,Methuen & Co., 1908