English Royal Punch
Ingredient: green teaWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: brandyWhat it is: Brandy
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
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: limeWhat it is: Fruit
A number of different fruits (generally citruses), both species and hybrids, which have their origin in the Himalayan region of India, and which are typically round, green to yellow in color, 3–6 cm in diameter, generally containing sour and acidic pulp.
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: eggWhat it is: Additive
This composition is good enough for an Emperor or King, and the materials are admirably blended; the inebriating effects of the spirits being deadened by the tea, whilst the eggs soften the mixture, and destroy the acrimony of the acid and sugar. If the punch is too strong, add more green tea to taste, and if not hot enough, place the entire mixture over the fire and have it heated, but not boiled, and serve.