Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What it is: Additive
Ingredient: orangeWhat it is: Fruit
Ingredient: waterWhat it is: Additive
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: wineAlso Known As: Red wine What it is: Wine
Alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented grape juice. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts are used depending on the type of wine being produced. Typically red wine when only the generic "wine" is used.
Take three-quarters of a pound of loaf-sugar, press upon it, through muslin, the juice of two or more good-sized oranges; add a little of the peel, cut very thin, pour upon a quart of boiling water, the third part of that quantity of Batavia arrack, and a bottle of hot, but not boiling, red or white French wine—red is best. Stir together. This is excellent when cold, and will improve by age.