Ingredient: Batavia arrackAlso Known As: Arrack What it is: Rum
A rum distilled mainly in South Asia and South East Asia from fermented fruit, grain, sugarcane, or the sap of coconut palms. The best came from Indonesia (Jakarta was called Batavia during the Dutch colonial times). Arrack typically has golden amber color, which distinguishes it from the colorless and transparent Middle Eastern arak.
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Steep in one quart of old Batavia arrack, six lemons cut in thin slices, for six hours. At the end of that time the lemon must be removed without squeezing. Dissolve one pound of loaf-sugar in one quart of boiling water, and add the hot solution to the arrack. Let it stand to cool. This is a delightful liqueur, and should be used as such. See recipe No. 342, in ''The Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, etc." in the end of this volume.