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  • n. A type of sparkling mineral water.


Originally ‘Apollinaris water’, from Apollinarisburg in Germany. (Wiktionary)



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  • "Clear, potable water is a phenomenon of the twentieth century. Nineteenth-century cookbooks of the 1850s and 1860s usually included directions for purifying water, using different methods of filtration (sand and charcoal) or chemical additives such as alum. Bottled waters offered to many an appealing alternative to city water. Apollinaris—a popular mineral water—was listed on the most elegant menus as a beverage choice, often alongside the stronger beverages."
    —Susan Williams, Savory Suppers and Fashionable Feasts: Dining in Victorian America (New York: Pantheon Books, 1985), 139

    April 14, 2010