Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

United Service Punch

2 pint tea

Ingredient: tea

What it is:  Additive
Aromatic beverage prepared from the cured leaves by combination with hot or boiling water. After water, tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many enjoy. Tea is used in many pre-Prohibition punches.

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hot
3/4 pound loaf sugar

Ingredient: loaf sugar

Also Known As:  sugarloaf What it is:  Additive
Traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced. A tall cone with a rounded top, it was the end product of a process that saw the dark molasses-rich raw sugar, which had been imported from sugar cane growing regions such as the Caribbean and Brazil, refined into white sugar. Raw cane sugar the best, easily available substitute.

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8 lemon

Ingredient: lemon

What it is:  Fruit
Common name for Citrus limon.

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1 pint 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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Dissolve, in two pints of hot tea, three-quarters of a pound of loaf-sugar, having previously rubbed off, with a portion of the sugar, the peel of four lemons; then add the juice of eight lemons, and a pint of arrack.