Port Wine Negus
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: nutmegWhat it is: Spice
Put the wine into a jug, rub some lumps of sugar (equal to 1/4 Ib.) on the lemon rind until all the yellow part of the skin is absorbed, then squeeze the juice and strain it. Add the sugar and lemon-juice to the port wine, with the grated nutmeg; pour over it the boiling water, cover the jug, and when the beverage has cooled a little, it will be fit for use. Negus may also be made of sherry, or any other sweet wine, but it is more usually made of port. This beverage derives its name from Colonel Negus, who is said to have invented it.