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: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
In making 'rack punch, you ought to put two glasses (wine-glasses) of rum to three of arrack. A good deal of sugar is required; but sweetening, after all, must be left to taste. Lemons and limes are also matter of palate, but two lemons are enough for the above quantity; put then an equal quantity of water—i.e., not five but six glasses to allow for the lemon juice, and you have a very pretty three tumblers of punch.