Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Hot Arrac Punch

1 to 2 lump 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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3 to 4 drop lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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juice
3/4 wine-glass 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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(Use a hot water glass.)

Fill the glass with hot water, stir well with a spoon, grate a little nutmeg on top and serve.