United Service Punch
Ingredient: teaWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: loaf sugarAlso Known As: sugarloaf What 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.
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.