Ingredient: porterWhat it is: Beer
Ingredient: aleWhat it is: Beer
Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers' yeast.
Ingredient: brandyWhat it is: Brandy
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: ginger syrupWhat it is: Syrup
Ingredient: sodium carbonateAlso Known As: washing soda, soda crystals, soda ash What it is: Additive
Mix in a tankard or covered jug a bottle of porter, and an equal quantity of table-ale; pour in a glass of brandy, a dessert-spoonful of syrup of ginger, add three or four lumps of sugar, and half a nutmeg grated; cover it down, and expose it to the cold for half an hour; just before sending it to table, stir in a teaspoonful of carbonate of soda. Add the fresh-cut rind of a cucumber.