Source: The Bartender's Guide: How To Mix Drinks page: 56
1 tea-spoon sugardissolved in
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.
1 table-spoon 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.
1 tumbler ale
Ingredient: aleWhat it is: Beer
Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers' yeast.
nutmeg(Use large bar glass.)
Ingredient: nutmegWhat it is: Spice
Seed from an evergreen tree indigenous to the Banda Islands in the Moluccas of Indonesia, or Spice Islands. Nutmeg is the actual seed of the tree while mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering or arillus of the seed. Nutmeg and mace have similar taste qualities, nutmeg having a slightly sweeter and mace a more delicate flavour. Nutmeg is a tasty addition to cheese sauces and is best grated fresh (see nutmeg grater). Nutmeg is a traditional ingredient in mulled cider, mulled wine, and eggnog.
Fill the tumbler with ale, and grate nutmeg on top.