Whisky Punch. To one pint of whisky and two glasses of "brandy add the juice and peel of one lemon anda wine-glassful of "boiling ale; well stir into it half a pound of pow- dered sugar, and add a quart of boiling water. This is said to be the most fascinating tipple ever invented ; and, to quote the words of Basil Hall, u It brightens a man's hopes, crumbles down his difficulties, softens the hostility of his enemies, and 3 in fact, induces him for the time being to think generously of all mankind, at the tiptop of which it naturally and good-naturedly places Ms own dear self/* 1 If well made, in our opinion, there is no beverage, in point of generosity and delicacy of flavour, that can compare with Milk Punch, for the compounding of which, after numerous trials, we offer the following recipe as the simplest and best. Milk Punch. To the rinds of twelve lemons and two Seville oranges add 2 | pounds of loaf sugar, a bottle of pale brandy, and a bottle and a half of old rum, with a sufficient quantity of grated nutmeg. Let this mixture stand for a week; then add the juice of the fruit, with five pints of water; lastly, add one quart of boiling milk, and, after letting it stand for an hour, filter the whole through jelly-hags till it is clear. Bottle for use. The longer it is kept, the better it will be.
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