Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: orangeWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: calf's foot jellyAlso Known As: gelatin What it is: Additive
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: capillaireAlso Known As: capillary What it is: Syrup
Ingredient: sherry wineWhat it is: Sherry
Ingredient: CognacWhat it is: Brandy
Variety of grape brandy, produced in the wine-growing region surrounding the town of Cognac.
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
Ingredient: orange shrubWhat it is: Other
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
We have been favored by an English gentleman with the following recipe for the concoction of punch as drunk by the students of the University of Oxford:
Rub the rinds of three fresh lemons with loaf-sugar till you have extracted a portion of the juice; cut the peel finely off two lemons more, and two sweet oranges. Use the juice of six lemons, and four sweet oranges. Add six glasses of calf's-foot jelly; let all be put into a large jug, and stir well together. Pour in two quarts of water boiling hot, and set the jug upon the hob for twenty minutes. Strain the liquor through a fine sieve into a large bowl; pour in a bottle of capillaire, half a pint of sherry, a pint of Cognac brandy, a pint of old Jamaica rum, and a quart of orange shrub; stir well as you pour in the spirit. If you find it requires more sweetness, add sugar to your taste.