Allow a quart for 4 persons; but this information must be taken cum grano salis, for the capacities of persons for this kind of beverage are generally supposed to vary considerably.

  1. 1/2 pint of rum
  2. 1/2 pint of brandy
  3. 1/4 lb. of sugar
  4. 1 large lemon
  5. 1/2 teaspoonful of nutmeg
  6. 1 pint of boiling water
  • Rub the sugar over the lemon until it has absorbed all the yellow part of the skin
  • Put the sugar into a punchbowl
  • Add the lemon-juice (free from pips), and mix these two ingredients well together.
  • Pour over them the boiling water, stir well together
  • Add the rum, brandy, and nutmeg
  • Mix thoroughly, and the punch will be ready to serve

  • It is very important in making good punch that all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated; and, to insure success, the processes of mixing must be diligently attended to.

    Source: The Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton (1859)

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