To every gallon of water put 3 1/2 lbs. of honey, and boil them together three-quarters of an hour. Then to every gallon of liquor put about 2 dozen of walnut leaves; pour the boiling liquor upon them and let them stand all night. Then take out the leaves, put in a spoonful of yeast
, and let it work for 2 or 3 days. Then make it up, and after it has stood for 3 months bottle it.
from The Household Cyclopedia 1881