Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

English Milk Punch

6 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juiced
2 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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rind only
1 pound sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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1 pineapple

Ingredient: pineapple

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for an edible tropical plant and also its fruit. While sweet, it is known for its high acid content

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peeled, sliced and pounded
6 clove

Ingredient: clove

What it is:  Spice
Aromatic dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are native to Indonesia and India and used as a spice in cuisine all over the world.

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20 coriander

Ingredient: coriander

What it is:  Spice
Annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley or, particularly in the Americas, cilantro.

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seeds
1 piece cinnamon

Ingredient: cinnamon

What it is:  Spice
Spice from the bark of the small evergreen tree belonging to the family Lauraceae, native to Sri Lanka.

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stick
1 pint brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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1 gill Batavia arrack

Ingredient: Batavia arrack

Also 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.

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1 cup green tea

Ingredient: green tea

What it is:  Additive
Type of tea made solely with the leaves of Camellia sinensis that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originates from China and has become associated with many cultures in Asia from Japan to the Middle East.

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strong
1 quart water

Ingredient: water

What it is:  Additive
Ubiquitous chemical substance that is composed of hydrogen and oxygen and is essential for all forms of life -- also a component of all drinks.

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boiling

The boiling water to be added last; cork this down to prevent evaporation, and allow these ingredients to steep for at least six hours; then add a quart of hot milk and the juice of two lemons; mix, and filter through a jelly-bag; and when the punchhas passed bright, put it away in tight-corked bottles. This punch is intended to be iced for drinking.