Imperial Brandy Punch
Source: Bartender's Manual or How To Mix Drinks of the Present Style page: 93
1 gallon water
Ingredient: waterWhat 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.
3 quart brandy
Ingredient: brandyWhat 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.
1 pint Jamaica rum
Ingredient: Jamaica rumWhat it is: Rum
Generic term for dark rum from Jamaica. Dark rum differs from gold in that some residual molasses is retained in the final product, in order to slightly sweeten the flavor. Very popular in the late 1800s and superior to most New England rums. Modern approximations include Inner Circle, Gosling's Black Seal and Pusser's Navy Rum.
1 1/2 pound sugar
Ingredient: sugarWhat 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.
Ingredient: lemonWhat it is: Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.
Ingredient: orangeWhat it is: Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.
1 pineapplepared and cut up
Ingredient: pineappleWhat it is: Fruit
Common name for an edible tropical plant and also its fruit. While sweet, it is known for its high acid content
1 fifth Curaçao
2 fifth raspberry syrup(For a party of twenty.)
Ingredient: raspberry syrupWhat it is: Syrup
Raspberry and sugar syrup.
Add ice and berries in season. Mix well together in a large bowl, and you will have a splendid punch.
If not sweet enough, add more sugar.