1. 1 pint water
  2. 1 nutmeg
  3. 2 sticks cinnamon
  4. 1 Tbsp cloves
  5. 1 quart wine
  • Boil together, in a pint of water, a beaten nutmeg, two sticks of cinnamon broken up, and a table-spoonful of cloves slightly pounded.
  • When reduced to one-half, strain the liquid into a quart of wine.
  • Set it on hot coals, take it off as soon as it comes to a boil, and sweeten it.
  • Serve it up hot in a pitcher, surrounded by glass cups, and with a plate of rusks.

  • Source: from Directions for Cookery, 1851

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