Crimean Cup, à la Marmora
Ingredient: orgeat syrupAlso Known As: orgeade What it is: Syrup
Ingredient: CognacWhat it is: Brandy
Variety of grape brandy, produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town of Cognac.
Ingredient: maraschinoWhat it is: Liqueur
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
Ingredient: ChampagneAlso Known As: Sparkling wine What it is: Wine
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Thinly peel the lemons, and place the rind in a bowl with the sugar, macerate them well for a minute or two, in order to extract the flavor from the lemon. Next squeeze the juice of the lemons upon this, add two bottles of soda-water, and stir well till the sugar is dissolved, pour in the syrup of orgeat, and whip the mixture well with an egg-whisk, in order to whiten the composition. Then add the brandy, rum and maraschino, strain the whole into the punch-bowl, and just before serving add the champagne, which should be well iced. While adding the champagne, stir well with the ladle; this will render the cup creamy and mellow. Half the quantity given here, or even less, may be made; this recipe being for a party of thirty.