Hot Arrac Punch
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
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.
Fill the glass with hot water, stir well with a spoon, grate a little nutmeg on top and serve.