Hot Brandy and Rum Punch
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
Ingredient: CognacWhat it is: Brandy
Variety of grape brandy, produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town of Cognac.
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: nutmegWhat it is: Spice
Rub the sugar over the lemons until it has absorbed all the yellow part of the skins, then put the sugar into a punch-bowl; add the ingredients well together, pour over them the boiling water, stir well together; add the rum, brandy and nutmeg; mix thoroughly, and the punch will be ready to serve. As we have before said, it is very important, in making good punch, that all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated; and, to insure success, the process of mixing must be diligently attended to. Allow a quart for four persons; but this information must be take cum grano salis; for the capacities of persons for this kind of beverage are generally supposed to vary considerably.