Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
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: isinglassWhat it is: Additive
Make a good bowl of punch, à la Ford, already described. To every pint of punch add an ounce and a half of isinglass, dissolved in a quarter of a pint of water (about half a tumbler full); pour this into the punch whilst quite hot, and then fill your moulds, taking care that they are not disturbed until the jellly is completely set.
Orange, lemon, or calf's-foot jelly, not used at dinner, can be converted into punch jully for the evening, by following the above directions, only taking care to omit a portion of the acide prescribed in making the sherbet.
This preparation is a very agreeable refreshment on a cold night, but should be used in moderation; the strength of the punch is so artfully concealed by its admixture with the gelatine, that many persons, particularly of the softer sex, have been temped to partake so pletifully of it as to render them somewhat unfit for waltzing or quadrilling after supper.