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THE BON-YIYANTS COMl'AMOS,

OOKTAINING OLF.AK AND ltr.LIAm.B DIBEmclNS TOR illXINO ALb THE DEVUAOM DBKD IN THE UNITED STATES, TOOKTIlEll AVITII THE MOST 1'01'ULAi DElTlSll, FEENUH,(JEilMAN,ITALIAN,RUSSIAN, AND Sl'ANISU 11EC1I-E3, SMBllACINO I'UNrilKS,JDLEl'B, COHHLEES, Bra,Eta,etc,,in endless vauiett.

BT JERRY THOMAS, ranmily pilnclpal Bar-lender nl tlie MeDopoUtan Hotol,Now York,and the PlanUr-i House,St 1

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A MANUAL FOR THE MANUEACTURB

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BY CHRISTIAN SCHULTZ, Profeasor of Chemistry,Apothecary,and Mftnufnctwrer of Wlnea,Llqaors,Cordlulsk &€.,Ac,,from Borne.SmUtorland.

NE"W YOllK: DICE & FITZGERALD, PUBLISnERS, NO. 18 AjNN 8Tl;iiET.

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Entered according to Act ofCongress,In the year 1862,hy DICK & ITTZGEBALD, In the Clerk's Office ofthe District Court ofthe United Staieflt for the Southern District ofNew York.

Entered according to Act of Congress,in the year 1876, Br DICK & FITZQEEALD, Is the Office ofthe Dibrarian ofCongress,at Washington,D.tt

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PEEFAGE.

lit all ages of tho world, and in all countries, men have in dulged in"so cial drinks." They have al wayspossess ed themselves ofsome popu lar beverage apart from water and those of the breakfast and tea table. ■Whether it is judicious that m a nkind should con

tinue to indulge in such things, or whether it would be wiser to abstain from all enjoyments of that character, it is not our province to decide. Wo leave that question to tho moral philosopher. 'We simply contend that a relish for "social drinks" is universal; that those driiiis exist in greater variety in the United States than in any other country in th<» world; and that he, therefore, who proposes to impart to these drink not only the most palatable but the most wholesome characteristics 0i which they may be made susceptible, is a genuine public benefactor. That is exactly our object in introducing this little volume to the public. ■We do not propose to persuade any man to drink, for instance, a punch, or a julep, or a cocktail, who has never happened to make the acquaint ance of those refreshing articles under circumstances calculated to induce more intimate relations; but we do propose to instruct those whose "in timate relations" in question render them somewhat fastidious, in the daintiest fashions thereunto pertauiing. We verv well remember seeing one day in London, in tho roar of tht

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PREFACE.

Bank of England, a small drinking saloon that had been set np by a peripatetic American, at the door of which was placed a board covered Tfdth the unique titles of the American mixed drinks supposed to be pre pared within that limited establishment. The"Connecticut eyo-opon- •ers" and "Alabama fog-cutters," together with the "lightning-smashes" and the "thunderbolt-cocktails," created a piofound sensation in the crowd assembled to peruse the JTectarian bill of fare, if they did not produce custom. It struck us, then, that a list of all the social drinks —the composite beverages,if we may call them so—of America, would really be one of the curiosities of jovial literature; and that if it was combined with a catalogue of the mixtures common to other nations, and made practically useful by the addition of a concise description of the various processes for "brewing" each, it would be a "blessing to mankind." There would be no excuse for imbibing,with such a book at hand, the "villainous compounds" of bar-keeping Goths and Vandals, who know no more of the amenities of bon vivant exictonce than a Hot tentot can know of the bouquet of champagne. "There's philosophy," says Father Tom in the drcxia, "evon in a jug .of punch." "We claim the credit of "pliilosophy teacliing by oxainple," then, to no ordinary extent in the composition of this volume; for our index exldbits the title of eighty-sLx different kinds of punches,togethei with a universe of cobblers,juleps,bitters, cups,slings, shrub.s,&c., each and all of which the reader is carefully educated how to concoct in the choicest manner. For the perfection of this education, the name, alone, of Jerry Thomas is a sufficient guarantee. He has travelled Europe and America in search of all that is recondite in this branch of the spirit art. He has been the Jupiter Olympus of the bar at the Metropolitan Hotel m this city. He was the presiding deity at the Planter's House, St. Louis. He has been the proprietor of one of the most recherche saloons in Hew Orleans as well as in New York. Hisvery name is synonymous in the lexicon of mixed drinks, with aU that is rare and original. To the "Wine Press," edited by P. S. Oozzens, Esq., we are indebted for the composition of several v'.luable punches, and among them, wo may particularize the celebrated "Nuremburgh," and the equally famous "Philadelphia Fish House" pimch. The rest'we owe to the inspiration of Jerry Thomas liimself, and as he is as inexorable as the Modes and Persians in his principle that no excellent drink.can bo made out of any thing but excellent materi.als, we conceive that we are safe in assert- mg tluit whatever may be prepared after his instructions xvill be able to speak eloquently for itself. "Good wine needs no bush," Slwkespear* wUs uB and over one of Jerry's mixtures eulogy is quite as redundant.

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CONTENTS.

Table of OcmienU refers to Vie Nuudku of kacm Rectpb,akd kot io %urnber of the pages. For the Table of Contents to the"NIancal foa Mah- trPAcruiii: of Coudial8» Sybups, &o. see page 235.

RECIPE

BXOTTB

BottleofChampagne Cocktail

110 106 217 216 199 166 lOT 108 116 14f 6

Absinthe,How to drlnlu

210

" Brandy Cocktail

A la Ford,Punch

26 6T TS

Brandy and Gum " " Soda

" Remain, Punch

Ale Punch

t* Flip

14T 129

" Rum Punch

** Burnt,and Peach.

" San^aree

** Cliainparelle

Apple,Pine,Punch

18

" Cocktail

" Toddy, " Puuch

132

" " Fancy

72

" Crusta.

A Protestant Bishop

188 ISO 212

" Fix

Archbishop 'Arf-and-'arf

" Flip " Julep

89

Arrack

.... 50

" Poney of

215

Punch

51 52 60

" Punch

2 8

" » another method.

«

" for a Party

Auld Man's Milk

" Sangareo

127 167 1^ 186 142 213 338 169 199 94

" Scnffa " Shrub " Sling " Smash

Badminton

195 171

Ralaklava Nectar

BaUimnrc E?g Nogg

84 70 53

Barbadoca Punch

" Sour

Bimbo Punch

" Straight " Toddy

Biflhop, ft laPniBSo

178 179 188 198 219 200 197

" another recipe " a Protestant

Bninow,Cup,ft la

Bunit Brandy and Peach

Bitters, Decanter

« and Sherry

Caf6,Faivro's Pousse

164 168

Black Stripe. Blue Biczcr bottled Velvet.

" Parisian " Sontina'a

.. IM

192

CONTENTS.

Kzcrpr

Rccira

LanadUs Vanch

48 65 66

Cmsta,The

103 117 ICQ 172 173 108 1S6 191 T69 1S7 188

Capl),ojvT«

" Whiskey

" another method Captain Marryatfs Ecci]>e for Mint Julep

Cup,4 la Brunow.

" Marmora.. " Wyudham

87

Cardiiirtt

181 100

Cup,Chablis.

Cataw-ba Cobbler Century Club Punch Chnblia Cup Clumpagne Cobbler " Cocktail

" Claret

" " 4 la Lord Saltoun

193

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" Champagne

99

" " Porter- Curapoa, English

110 193 169 12 166 151 194

H Cup

" Punch

20

" or Claret Cup,& la Bm- now

Currant Eflervoscing draught

235 156 155 169

" Shrub

" Punch Cfcamparelle, Brandy

« " Whit©

Czar,Noctar for the

Cherry Shrub Cider Nectar " Punch Claret Cobbler

Decanter Bitters, "Jerry Thomas's Own"

74

19b 79 289 229 238

102

D'Orsay Punch Draught LciDonado Drink for Dog Days. " " Families

" Cup

V.'.V.V..! 1S6

" " 4 la Bnmow

1G9 191 124

" " 4 la Lord Saltonn,,'

" Mulled " Punch

Dry Punch

87 60

14

Duke of Norfolk Punch

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" " another method 60

Cobbler,Cata%vba

100

" Cbampagno

99

Effervescing Draught Egg and Sherry.

235 219 143 149

** Claret.

102 101 103

" Hock " Sauteme

EggFlip

** Sherry

98 or

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another method

EggNogg

80. 81

" The

" Whiskey..,.,

104 106 107 110 lOS

Baltimore

S4 88 85 82 86

Coektail^Boltie of Brandy

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for a Party

" Brandy

General Ilarrison's

" CLampagne • Fancy Brandy

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Hot

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Sherry

Eggs,Mulled Wine Tvithout

120

Gin .

Gin.

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" " -with 121 " " with the white of 129

® Jersey • Soda " The " Whiskey

English Curapoa

153

Milk Punch 24 " " another method. 95

CoM Punch

54

Falvre's Pousse Caf6 •Fancy Bnmdy Cocktail

J64 103 161 Ill 189 149 142 46

" "ViTilskeyPunch

7

Colnmbla Skin Coi ohagen

206

" Drinks

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" Gin Cocktail

Crimean C-«p,4la Marmora.,

172 173 ng 118

Fish-honso Punch, Philadelphia

" u "Wyndham

Fixes and Sours

OhistA,Brandy..

Fix,Brandy

" Gin

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Imperial Punch 41 " Easpbcrry Whiakey Punch TI Indian Punch,"West 69 Irish Whiskey Punch. 4 Italian Lemonado. 189

r'tf 6anU Cnu FUni)t'l,Tardof

148 14T 1^ 143 149 144 145 140

Hip, Mt

" Brandy

- Egg

•* " another method ** Negusand Shrub

Japanese Cocktail..,.

H' 21 103

Jelly, Punch

•* Ituin

"JerryThonias'sOwn Bitter®"

«* ** another method

Jersey Cocktail Juleps, Remarkson

,,,114

81 39

0a:ioral Ilarrison^B Egg Nogg.

85

Julep,Brandy

Gin and Pino ** " Tansy

202 203 204 Ill 112 113 141

« Gin

33

" Mint, Captain Morryatt's Eo- cipo for

* " "Wormwood

8T 83 92 31

** Cocktail

" Mint

« " Fancy

" Pincapplo " "Whiskey.

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"Fix

•* Julep •* Punch

23 13 H

Kirschwasser Punch Knickerbocker,,,,

18

184

" by Soyer.

" " for bottling

28

L'Amour,Pousse

165

* Sangarco

123 188

, luiPatria Punch.,.,,

88

Sling Smash

Lemonado

222 282 224 227 139 226 223 281

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Draught

Scar

143 214 135 22T 230 29

Fine,for Parties

Straight

" Ginger « Italian " Orgeat

Toddy

Ginger Leni<»ado. " "Wine Glasgow Punch. Gothic Punch Grassot Punch. Gum and Branly

« Plain

Powders

32

44 I Light Guard Punch

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Lion,Wliito Locomotive Louisiana Sugar-honso Ponth

217

85

Harriaon'sEgg Nogg,General

S5

Hock Cobbler.... " Cup Honeyand Peach

172 24 20 22 28

Marmora,Cup,it la. Milk Punch,English u (.

201

u another method.

Hot Brandy and Earn Punch.

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" Egg Nogg « Milk Punch " " Knmfnstinn « Bpiwd Enm • Whiskey Sling H " Poncli

82

Hot.

White Tiger's

80S

Mint Julep 88 " .Capt.Marryatt'sEecipofor 8T Mississippi Sugar-house Punch 4 Mulls and Sangarees H® Mulled Claret,0la Lord Saltoun 124 " Wine in Verso. 128 " » withoutEggs 120 a " with " 181 14 14 . tho white ofEggs 122

rso 20T 18T

8 8 6

u « •* Scotch

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" " Irish

220 288

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Bcrm Punch Arrack, another method 62 " Barbadoea..,.. 76 " Bimbo ^ ** Brandy - 2 "• " for a Party 8 " " and Hum,Hot C " Canadian - 4S ^ " Century Club W " Chainpagno " Cider T4 ♦♦ Claret 14 » Cold M " " Whiskey 7 " Cumpoa 20 " D'Orsay 79 " Dry 87 ** Duke of Norfolk 60 « English Milk 24 w ** " another way.... 26 " Gin 10 " "by Soyer 11 " » for bottling. 33 " Glasgow,.... 28 « Gothic 62 " Grassot... 44 " Hints about 1 " Hot Brandy and Hum 6 « " Milk 28 " Imperial Raspberry Whiskey 77 « " 41 " Irish whiskey 6 « Jelly 37 " Klrschwosser.... 78 " Patria 88 " Eight Guard ' 46 Louisiana Sugar-house 36 « Milk 22 « " Hot 28 " Mississippi 4 " National Guard. 88 " Nectar 75 " Nonsuch 47 » Norfolk 60. " Nnremhurg 55 " Orange 76 " Orgeat 19 « Oxford 63 " Philadelphia Fish-houflo, 48 " Pineapple 18 " Port Wine 16 Queen 81 '* Raspberry •••. M

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Nitfona Gnjir(J Poach Neclar, Balaklava. " Cider * fortheCzar

gg

171

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" Punch

75

** Soda

225

neg'tfi Fiipand Shmb

144

" Port Wiao 151 " " another way 152 " Soda 153 Nogg Egg. gl ** " Baltimore gi " ** for a Party 83 * ** General HarriBon^s 85 * •' irot....j, 82 " " Sherry 86 Nonaach Punch 47 Norfolk Punch,Doke oH 60 " " " another way. 60 Nuremburg Punch 55 2W OrangeEffcrvesdngDraught....... 235 " Punch 76 Orgeat Lemonade ,226 " Punch 19 Oxford " 83 Orangeade

Parisian Ponsse Caf6 Peach and Burned Brandy

163 199 20I

" " Honey

PhiladelphiaFish-honso Punch

46 92 18

Pineapple Julep

" Pundi

Pine and Gin

202 182 130 130 151 164 163 162 165 173 16

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Portcreo

Porter Sangareo Port Wine Negus

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" another m«thod... 152

" " Punch

PouBse Caf6,Faivres

" Parisian " Santina's

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" L'Amour

Pius30, Bishop,Ala

Punch,A la Ford

26 67 f3 72

" " Bomala

" Ale

•* Apple * Amwlc

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RZOIPZ pBaai,Rasp^>en7,Imperial"Whlakey 7T •* Bcgent'8,..» 80 " " another way 81 " Eochostor 40 •• Eocky Mountain. 48 ** Eomon 21 Eomaln,&la. CT • . Koyal - 83 • ETiby 87 • Bum, Hot. 8 •* Bautcrno 18 • Scotch "Whiskey 8 « Sherry 13 « Sixty-Ninth Regiment....... 85 •* Spread Eagle 89 « St Charles 8-1 w Tea 8S Tip-Top 49 •* Thirty-Second Regiment 43 » Uncle Toby 04 « United Service 60 « Vanilla IT Victoria 42 « WestIndian 09 •* Whiskey... 0 « « Gold 7 « •* Irish 0 M u Scotch 8 « Tortahire 71 180 Bwpberry,Effervescing Drink 235 " Punch 82 " Shrub 157 " Whiskey Punch 77 ITO Eegents Punch 80 *• " another Recipe 81 Bcglmou'i Punch,Seventh,.... .... 83 " " Sixty-Ninth 85 ** " Thirty-Second.... 42 Ehlno Wine and Seltzer Water 211 Bootester 40 Bock7MountainPunch 43 Roman Punch 21 Remain, A la Punch. OT Royal Punch 88 EubyPunch 87 Bum and Brandy Punch,Hot 6 Bum Flip 148 Queen Punch. Quince Liqueur • 01

Bum Flip,another method

148 188 20? 201 189 160

Bnmfustian Bum,Hot

" "spiced

** Shrub

" « English

Sangorco, Ale

* 129

**

Brandy

.... 127

" Gin

123 IBO 125 126 119 141 143 102 103

" Porter

« Port Wine

" Sherry

Sangarees and Mulls

Sanin Cruz Fix " " Sour

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Santina^sPousse Caf6........

Sauterne Cobbler

" Punch

15

Scaff'' Srandy

107

Scotch Whiskey Punch

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" Skin 205 Seltzer Water and Rhino Wine 211 Seventh RegimentPunch 83 Sherbet 280 ** Lemon 282 " for Punch 26 Sherry and Bitters 219 ** " Egg 218 « " Ice 220 " Cobbler 98 » Egg Nog 86 " Punch 18 " Sangaroe 126 Shrub,Brandy 153 " Cherry 154 " Currant* 156 " English Rum 160 " Negus, and Flip 144 " Raspberry 157 ** Bum IW " White Currant. 155 Si ty-Ninth RegimentPonch 84 Skin, Columbia £06 " Scotch"Whiskey... 205 Sleeper l^S Sling, Brandy 180 " Gin 183 " IlotWhUkey 137 Slings and Toddies 181 Smash,Brandy 94 U Gin >9

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Whiskey Julep..,..,.

91

** TThlakey

*• Punch

9

fiodfl and Bramly,, " Cocktail.,,..

216 115 223 153 142 143 143 139 207

" " Cold

T " Imperial Raepbeiry 77

** Nectar " Negns Star, Brandy

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" Irish

6 3

" " Scotch " Skin, Scotch,,...

205 137 134 153 178 178 100

" Gin

" Sling,Hot

** Santa Cruz

" Toddy

Bouts andFiies..,, Spiced Rnm,Hot

White Currant Shrub

Lion

Spread Eagle Punch.....

39 209 216

" Tiger'sMk

Stone Fence Stone"Wall

WIdo Cobbler,Catawba " " Champagne

99

St Charles Punch 84 Strawberry Efifervcscing Draught... 285 Sugar-house Punch,Louisiana. 80

" " Clarot « ** Hock " " Sherry

103 101

98

" Oocktall,Champagne ** Cup,Champagne.

110 109 169 286 124 128 121 80

TanseyardOln Tea Punen

208 68

« " Claret

Tiger's Milk,mite Tip-Top Punch

.V.V.". 175

" EggNogg, Sherry

'49

** Ginger

Thirty-Second Eegiment Toddies and Slings

42

" Mulled Claret

181 132 133 185 134 I74

**

" in Verso

Toddy, Apple

" " with Eggs

" Brandy,

" " without Eggs. 120 " " with white ofEggs..... 122 " Negus, Port IW " M " another method... 152 ** Punch,Champagne 12 " " Claret 14 « " Port 16 " * Sautcme 16 « " Sherry 13 " Sangaree,Port 123 " Sherry. 126 Wine,Seltzer Water and Khine 211 Wyndham,Crimean Cup,ila 173

** Gin

" Whiskey

Tom and Jerry

Dnclo Toby Pnnch United Service Punch

64 56

yanillaPunch Velvet, Bottled VlctorlaPunch

17

192

42

WestIndian Punch Whlikey Cobbler

69

104 109 Ill

** CocktalL.,,.

Yard ofFlannel Yorkshire Punch

148

* Ckoita

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BAB-TENDER'S GUIDE,

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BON-VIYANT'S COMPANION.'

1. PUNCH.

To make punch of any sort in perfection, the ambrosial essence of the lemon must be extracted by rubbing lumps of suf^ar on the rind,which breaks the delicate little vessels that contain the essence, and at the same time absorbs it. This, and making the mixture sweet and strong, using tea instead of water,and thoroughly amalgamating allthe com pounds,so that the taste ofneither the bitter, the sweet,the spirit, nor the element, shall be perceptible one over the other, is the grand secret, only to be acquired by practice. In making hot toddy, or hot punch,you must put ui the spirits before the water: in cold punch, grog, &c., the other way. The precise portions of spirit and water, or even ol tne acidity and sweetness,can have no general rule,as scarcely two persons make punch alike.

BKAiJDY PUKCU.

2. Brandy Punch.

(080largo bar glass.)

1 table-spoonful raspberry syrup. 2 do. white sugar. 1 wine-glass water. do. brandy, small-sized lemon. 2 slices of orange, 1 piece of pine-apple. Fill the tumbler with shaved ice, shake well, and dresk the top with berries in season; sip through a straw. 3. Brandy Punch.

(For a part/ oftwenty.)

1 gallon of water. 8 quarts of brandy.

HOT BRANDY AND RDAI PUNCH.

IS

1 pint of Jamaica rum. 2 lbs. of sugar. Juice of 6 lemons. 3 oranges sliced. 1 pine-apple, pared,and cut up. 1 gill of Curagoa. 2 gills of raspberry syrup. Ice, and add berries in season. Mix the materials well together in a lai'ge bcwl, and you have a splendid punch.

4. Mississippi Punch,

(Uso largo bar glass.)

1 wine-glass ofbrandy.

do. Jamaica rum. I do. Bourbon whiskey. ^ do. water. IP table-spoonful ofpowdered white sugax. J of a large lemon. PiU a tumbler with shaved ice.

The above must be well shaken, and to those who hka their draughts "like linked sweetness long drawn out," let them use a glass tube or straw to sip the nectar thropgh. The top of this punch should be ornamented with smaU pieces of orange, and berries in season. 5. Hot Brandy and Rum Punch. P'or a party offifteen.)

1 quart of Jamaica rum. 1 do. Cognac brandy. 1 lb. of white loaf-sugar. i lemons. 3 quarts ofboiling water. 1 teaspoonful of nutmeg.

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COLD WIJISlCEr PUXCIJ,

Rub the sugar over the lemons until it has absorbed all the yeUow pan; of the suins, then put the sugar into a punch-bowl; add the ingredients well together, pour over them the boiling water, stir well together; add the rum, biandy and nutmeg; mix thoroughly, and the punch Avill be leady to serve. As we have before said, it is very im portant, in making good punch, that aU the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated; Emd, to insure success, the' process of mixing must be diligently attended to. Allow a quart for fom- persons; but this information must be taken cum grano satis y for the capacities of persons for this kind of beverage are generally supposed to vary con siderably, 6. Irish "Whiskey Punch. This is the genuineIrish beverage. It is generally made one-tliird pure whiskey,two-thirds boiling water,in which the sugar has been dissolved. If lemon punch, the rind -8 rubbed on the sugar, and a small proportion of juice added before the whiskey is poured in. (For a party.) This beverage ought always to be made with boiling W'^her, and allowed to concoct and cool for a day or two before it is put on the table. In this way,the materials get more intensely amalgamated than cold water and cold whiskey ever get As to the beautiful mutual adapt.ation o cold mm and coji water,that is beyond all praise, being one of Nature's most exquisite achievements. (See"Glas gow Pu7ich," No. 29.) * Irish whiskey is not ht to drink nntil it is three years old. TliB best whiskey for tide I'irpose is Kenahan's L. whiskey. 7. Cold Whiskey Punch.

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GEN PCNCa.

8. Scotch "Whiskey Punch. Steep the thin yellow shaA-ings of lemon peel m the whiskey, which should be Glenlivet or Islay, of the best quplity; the sugar should he dissolved in boiling water. As it requires genius to make whiskey punch,it would bo impertinent to give proportions. (See "Spread EaglA Punch" No.39.)

9. Whiskey Punch.

(Use small bar glass.)

1 wine-glass whiskey (Irish or Scotch). 2 do. boiling water. Sugar to taste.

Dissolve the sugar well with 1 wine-glass of the water then pour in the wluskey,and add the balance ofthe water, sweeten to taste, and put in a small piece of lemo» rind, or a thin slice of lemon.

10. Gin Punch.

(Use largo bar gloss.)

1 table-spoonful ofraspberry syi'iip. 2 do. do. white sugar. 1 wine-glass of water. do. gin. ^ small-sized lemon. 2 slices oforange. 1 piece ofpine-apple. Fill the tumbler with shaved ice. Shake well,and ornament the top with bemes m seasos Sip through a glass tube or straw.

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SHERRY PUflOH. 11. Gin Puncli.

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(From a reclpo by Soyer.)

i pint ofold gin. 1 gill of maraschino.

I'he juice oftwo lemons. The rind ofhalfa lemon. Four ounces ofsyrup. . 1 quart bottle of German Seltzer water. Ice well.

] 2. Ciiampagne Ptmch,. (Per bottla)

1 quart bottle of wine, 1lb. ofsugar. 1 orange sliced.

The juice of a lemon. 3 slices of pine-apple. 1 wine-glass of raspberry or strawberry syrup. Ornament with fruits in season, and servo in champagne goblets. This can be made in any quantity by observing the pro portions of the ingredients as given above. Four bottles of wine make a gallon, and a gallon is generally sufficient for fifteen persons in a mixed party. For a good cham- pagne punch,see '■'■Rocky Mountain Punchy" No. 43. 13. Sherry Punch. (Ufio Iftrgo bar glaSvS.)

2 wine-glasses of sherry. 1 table-spoonful of sugar.

2 or 3 sbces of orange. 2 do. do. lemon. FiU tumbler with shaved ice, shake well, and ornament trith berries in season. Sip tbrough a straw.

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VAJS'lLLA PCNCHl

14. Claret Punch.

(Use largo bar glass.)

1J tiil)Ie-s])Oonful ofsugar. 1 sliae oflerao'" 2 or 3do.oraiige.

FiU the tumbler with shaved iee, and then pour in your elnret, shake well, and ornament with berries in season. Place a straw in the glass. To make a quantity of claret punch,see '■'■Imperial Punch" No. 41. 15. Sauteme Punch. tUso large bar glass.) The same as claj ; punch, using Sauteme instead 0i claret. IP Port 'Wine Punch. (Use largo bar glass.) The same a' jlaret punch, using port wine instead of claret, and o- .ament with berries in season. 17. Vanilla Punch. (Use largo bar glass.)

1 table-spoonful of sugar. 1 wine-glass of brandy. The juice ofiof a lemon.

Fill the tumbler with shaved iee, shake well, ornament with one or two slices of lemon, and flavor with a few Irops of vuTiillQ' extract. This is a delicious drink, and should be imbibed through a glass tube or straw.

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OEQEAT PUNCH.

18. Pine-Apple Punch.

(Fora I arty often.)

4 bottles of cliampagne. 1 pint of Jamaica rum.

1 do. brandy. 1 gill of Curag.oa. Jnice of4 lemons. 4 pine-apples sliced. Sweeten to taste with pulverized "white sugar.

Put the pine-apple with one pound of sugar in a glaea bowl, and let them stand until the sugar is well soaked in the pine-apple, then add all the other ingredients, exoe^it the champagne. Let this mixture stand in ice for about an hour, then add the champagne. Place a large block of ice in the centre ofthe bowl, and ornament it with loai siig.ar, sliced orange, and other fruits in season. Serve in champagne glasses. Pine-apple punch is sometimes made by adding sliced pme-apple to brandy punch.

19. Orgeat Punch.

(IJae large bar glass.) 11 table-spoonful of orgeat syrup. 1J wine-glass ofbrandy.

Juice ofi a lemon, and fill the tumbler with shaved ioa Shake well, ornament "with berries in season, and dash port "wine on top. Place the straw, as represented in cut cjf mintjulep.

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20. Curacoa Punch.

(Uso lai^obar glaaa.)

1 tablC'S'poonfiil of sugar. 1 wine-glass of brandy. ^ do. do. Jamaica rum. 1 do. do. water. ^ pony glass of Cura9oa. The juice of halfa lemon

Fill the tumbler with shaved ice, shake well, and orna ment with fi-uits of the season; sip the nectar through a straw.

21. Roman Punch. (Uaa liu-go bar glass.)

1 table-spoonful ofsugar. 1 do. do. raspberry syi'up. 1 te.a-spoonful of Curagoa. 1 wine-glass of Jamaica rum. X do. do. brandy. The juice ofhalf a lemon.

Fill with shaved ice, shake well, dash with port wine, and ornament with fruits in season. Imbibe through a straw.

22. Milk Punch.

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(Use large bar glass.)

1 table-spoonful offine white sugar. 2 do. water. 1 wine-glass of Cognac brandy. J do. Santa Cruz rum. X Tumblerful of shaved ice. FiU with milk,shake the ingredients well together, and grate a little nutmeg on top.

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23. Hot Milk Punch.

(Uso largo bar glajs.) ■?K;b i»'iHch is made the same as the above, with the ex tf>jjt hot miik is used, and no ice. 24. English Milk Punch. iuf following ingredients into a very clean pitcher, The juice of six lemons. The rind of two do. 1IK of sugar. 1pine-apple, peeled, sliced and pounded. 6 cloves. 20 coriander seeds. 1 sm.all slick of cinnamon. 1pint of brandy. 1 do rum. *1gill of arrack. ■ 1 cup of strong green tea. 1quart of boiling water. The boiling water to be added last; cork this down to prevent evaporation, and allow tjiese ingredients to steep foi at least six hours; then add a quart of hot milk and the juice of two lemons;'mix, and filter through a jelly- bag; and when the punch has passed bright, put it away in tight-corked bottles. This punch is intended to be ieed for drinking. 25. English Milk Punch. (Another method.) This seductive and nectareous drink can also be made by the directions herewith given: To two quarts of water add one quart of milk. Mix one * Seo No. 50.

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^uart of old Jamaica rum with two ofFreucli briJidy, and put the spirit to the milk, stirring it for a short time; let it staud for an hour, hut do not suffer any one of delicate appetite to see the melange in its present state,as the sight might create a distaste for the jmnch when perfected, h iltei through hlotting-paper into bottles; and should you iind that the liquid is cloudy, which it should not be, you may clarify it by adding a small portion of isinglass to each bottle. The above receipt wUl furnish you with half a dozen of pimch. The late General Ford, who for many years was the commanding engineer at Dover, kejit a most hospitable board, and used to make jnmch on a large scale, after the following method: He would select three dozen of lemons, the coats of which were smooth, and whose rinds were not too thin; these he would peel with a sharp knife into a large earthen vessel, taking care that none of the rmd should be detach ed but that portion in which the cells are placed, contain ing the essential oil; when he had completed the first part of the process, he added two pounds of lump-sugar, and stirred the peel and sugar together with an oar-shaped piece of wood,for nearly half an hour,thereby extiacting a gi-eater quantity of the essential oil. Boiling water"was next poured into the vessel, and the whole well stirred, until the sugar was completely dissolved. Thelemons were then cut and squeezed,the juice strained from the kernels; these were placed in a separate jug, and boiling water poured upon them, the general being aware that the pips were enveloped in a thick mucilage,full offiavor ; halfthe 26. Punch h la Ford. (A redpofrom Benson E.Hill,Esq.,nuthor of ThtEpicurgg Almanac.)

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lemon juice was now thromi in; and as soon as the ker nels ^\'Bre free from their transparent coating,their liquoi ivas strained and added. The sherbet was now tasted; more acid or more sugar applied as required, and care taken not to render th» lemonade too watery. "Rich of the fruit, and plenty of sweetness," was the general's maxim. The sherbet was then measured,and to every three quarts a pint of Cognat brandy and a pint of old Jamaica rum were allotted, the spirit being well stirred as poured in; bottlingimmediately followed, and, when completed, the beverage was kejjt in a cold cellar, or tank, till required. At the general's table I have frequently drunk punch thus made, more than six months old; and found it much improved by time and a cool atmosphere. 27. Punch Jelly. Make a good bowl of punch, h, la Ford, aheady de- sci'ibed. To every pint of punch add an ounce and a half ofisinglass, dissolved in a quarter ofa pint of water(about half a tumbler full); j^our this into the punch whilst quite hot, and then fill your moulds, taking care that they are not disturbed until the jelly is completely set. Orange, lemon, or calfs-foot jelly, not used at dinner, can be converted into punch jelly for the evening, by fol lowing the above directions, only taking care to omit a portion ofthe acid prescribed in making the sherbet. This preparation is a very agreeable refreshment on a cold night,but should be used in moderation; the strength ofthe punch is so artfully concealed by its admixture with * the gelatine, that many persons, particularly of the softer Bex, have been tempted to partake so plentifully of it as to render them somewhat unfit for waltzing or quadriUing after supper.

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28. Gin Punch. (For bottUng.) FoUowintr General Ford's plan, as already descriljed, for making sherbet, add good gin,in the proper propor- tion before prescribed; this, bottled and kept in a cool ceUar or cistern,will be found an economical and excellent iummer drink.

29, Glasgow Punch. (From a recipe in the possession ofDr.Shclton Mackenrio^

Melt lump-sng.ar in cold water,with the juice ofa couple nf lemons, passed through a fine hair-strainer. This is sherbet, and must be well mingled. Then add old Ja- maica rum-one part of rum to five of sherbet. Cut a couple oflimes in two,and run each section rapidly aroimd the edo-e of thejug or bowl, gently squeezing in some of the deficate acid This done,the pimch is made. Imbibe.

SO. Regent's Punch. (Fora party oftwenty.) The ingr^ients for this renowned punch are:—

3 bottles champagne. I do. Hockheimer. I do. Oura9oa.

1 do. Cognac. 1 do. Jamaica rum. 2 do. Madeira. 2 do. Seltzer, or plain soda-water. 4 lbs. bloom raisins.

To which add oranges,lemons, rock candy, and instead of water, green tea to taste. Refrigerate with all ta« M)y power of the Arctic

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31. Itegent's Punchi.

(Another rcclpo.)

(From the Bordeaux 'Wine and Liqxtor Qulde^

pint, each, strong hot green tea,lemon juice, au^ aapillaire.* I pint, each, rum, brandy, arrack, and Curagoa. 1 bottle ofchampagnejmix,and slice a pine-apple into it, For stiU another method ofcompounding this celebrated pimch,see recipe No.295,in '■'■The Manualfor the Manu facture of Cordials, etc.f in the latter part of this vork, 32. Raspberry Punch. (From arccipo in tho Bordeauoi Wine and lAqi^or Ghtide,") ly gill of raspberry juice, or vinegar. f lb. lump-sugar. 3i pints of boiling water. Infuse half an hour, strain, add ^ pint of porter,|to 1 pint, each, of rum and brandy (or either li to 2 jiints). and add more warm water and sugar, if desked weaker oi sweeter. A liqueur of glass of •Cura9oa, noyau, or maraa chino, improves it. 33. National Guard 7th Regiment Punch. (Use largo bar glaae.) Itable-spoonful of sugar. The juice of a|of a lemon. 1 wine-glass of brandy. I do. do. Catawba wine. Flavor with raspberry syrup. Fill the glass with shaved ice. Shake andmix thorough. ♦ Seo reoipos Noa. 65 aud 66

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Ij, theu oniament with slices of orauge, itineapple, and berries in season, and dash with Jamaica rum. This de licious beverage should be imbibed through a straw.

34. St. Charles' Punch.

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(Use largo bar Rlass.)

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1 table-spoonful of sugar. 1 wine-glass of port wine.

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1 pony do. brandy. The juice of ^ of a lemon. Fill the tumbler with shaved ice, shake weU,and otH*- inent with fruits in season, and serve with a straw

35. 69th Regiment Puncn. (In earthen mng.)

wine-glass of Irish whiskey, do. do. Scotch do. 1 tea-spoonful of sugar. 1 piece oflemon. 2 wine-glasses of hot water. This is a capital punch for a cold night.

36. Louisiana Sugar-House Puncn.

(From a reoioe In the posseBsion ofColono.T.B,Tborpo.)

To one quart of boiling syrup,taken from the kettles, add whiskey or brandy to suit the "patient." Flavor with she jmce of sour oranges.

37. Dry Punch.

(Froin a recipe by SanU7ia,tlie celebmted Spaoisb catwMi)

2 gallons of brandy. 1 do. water. I cto. tea.

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I pint of Jamaica rum. ^ do. Cura9oa. Juice of six lemons. II lb. white sugar.

hlix thoroughly, and strain, as already descriVed in Iho recipe for '■'■Punch d, la Ford^'' adding more sugar and lemon juice, if to taste. Bottle, and keep on ice for three or four days, and the punch will be ready for use, but the longer it stands, the better it gets.

38. La Patria Piincli. (For a party of twenty.)

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(Fromarecipe In the possession of H. P.Leland, £sg.)

3 bottles of champagne, iced. 1bottle of Cognac. 6 oranges. 1 pineapple.

Slice the oranges and pineapples in a bowl, pour the Cognac over them, and let them steep for a couple of hours, then in with the champagne and serve immediately. 39. The Spread Eagle Punch. 1bottle of Islay whiskey. 1bottle Monongahela. Lemon peel, sugar and—^boUing water at discretion. 40. Rochester Punch. (For a party of twenty.) (From a recipe in the possession of EoaweU Hart Eftf.) 2 bottles of sparkling Catawba. S do. do. Isabella. 1 do. Sauterne.

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2 wine glasses of maraschino. 2 do. do. Cura9oa.

Fill the tranquil howl Avith ripe strawberries. Should the strawberry season be over, or under,add a few drop? of extract of peach or vanilla.

41. Imperial Puncli.

1 bottle of claret. 1 do. soda-Avater. 4 table-spoonfuls of poAvdered white sugar.

I teaspoonful of grated nutmeg. 1 liqueur glass of maraschino. Abouti lb. of ice. 3 or 4 slices of cucumber rind. Put all the ingredients into a bowl or pitcher and mix welL • 42. Tliirty-Second Regiment or Yictoria Ptincli.

(For a party oftwenty.)

(Eedpe f.oin the'.ate Wm.H.Herbert,E»q.)

6 lemons,in slices. ^ gallon of brandy. ^ do. Jamaica rum. 1 lb. of white sugar. 1a quart of water. 1 pint of'boiling mUk.

Steep the lemons for twenty-four hours in the brandy fcjtl rum; add the sugar, water and mUk,and when well mixed, strain through a jelly-bag. 'lluj punch may be bottled, and used afterward hot or cold. Half Ae above quantity, or even less, may be made,as this recqvi is for a parly ol twenty.

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43. Rocky Mountain Punch,

(For a mixed party oftwenty.)

(From a rocipe In tho possession ofMajor James Foster.)

Tliis delicious punch is compounded as follows: 5 bottles ofchampagne. 1 quart ofJamaica rum. 1 pint of maraschino.

6 lemons, sliced. Sugar to taste.

Mix the above ingredients in a large punch-bowl,then place in the centre ofthe bowl a large square,block ofice, ornamented on top with rock candy, loafsugar, sliced lemons or oranges,and fruits in season. This is a splendid punch for New Tear's Day.

44. Punch G-rassot.

(The following recipe was given by M.Grsssot,the eminentXfrench c^e^^lan ol the Palah Royal,to Mr. Howard Panl,tho celebrated "Brlertalner," whc» per forming In I-arls.)

1 wine-glass ofbrandy. 5 drops of Cura9oa. 1 do. acetic acid. 2 teaspoonfuls ofsimple syrup. 1 teaspoonful ofsyrup ofstrawberries. J ofa pint of water.

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The peel ofa small lemon, sliced. IVEx, serve up with ice,in lai-ge goblet, and,if possible, garnish the top with a slice of peach or apricot. In cold weather this punch is admirable served hot.

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45. LigM Guard Punch.

(For a i»rtyoftwenty.)

3 bottles ofchampagne. 1 do. pale sherry.

1 do. Cognac. 1 do. Sauterne. 1 pineapple, sliced. 4 lemons, do Sweeten to taste, mix in a punch-bowl, cool with a large lump ofice, and serve immediately.

46. Philadelphia Fish-House Punch.

(From a recipe in the poaseseion ofCharles Q.Leland,Eaq.)

I pint oflemon juice, f lb. of white sugar. 1 pint of mixture.* 2i pints ofcold water. The above is generally sufficient for one person.

47. Non-Such Punch.

6 bottles of claret. 6 do. soda-water.

1 do. brandy. 1 do. sherry. ■J pint of green tea. Juice of thi'ee lenions. Iof a pineapple cut up in smaU pieces. Sweeten with white sugar to taste. Strain a b -ttle inv mediately. Keep for one month before using. • To make this mixture, takeipint of peachbrandy,ipint of Cognac brandy, tad ipint of Jamaica rum.

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This is a ielicious and safe drink for a mixed evening party. Cool before serving.

48. Canadian Punch..

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2 quarts ofrye "whiskey. 1pint of Jamaica rum. 6 lemons, sliced. 1pineapple, do. 4 quarts of water. Sweeten to taste, and ice.

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49. Tip-Top Punch. (For a party of five.)

1bottle of champagne. 2 do. sodOrwater. 1liqueur glass of Curagoa. 2 table-spoonfuls of powdered sugar. 1 slice of pineapple, cut up. -Put all the ingredients together in a small punch-bowli Bux well, and serve in champagne goblets. 50. Arrack. Most of the an-ack imported into this country is dis tilled from rice, and comes fromBatavia. It is but little used in America, except to flavor punch; the taste of it is very agreeable in this mixture. Aj'rack improves very much with age. It is much used in some parts of India, where it is distilled from toddy, the juice of the cocoanut tree. An imitation of arrack punch is made by adding to a bowl of punch a few grains of benzoin, commonly called flowers of Benjamin. See recipe No. 36, in '"'■The Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, etc.," in the end of this volume.

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51. Arrack Punch.

[h sL-aiiug 'lack puncli, you ouglit to put tu'O glasses fv.'ue-glaRscs) of nun to three of arrack. A good deal of sugar is rerpiired; but SAveeteuing, after all, must be left to tasce. Lemons and limes are also matter of palate, but two lemons are enough for the above quantity; putthen an equal quantity of water—i.e., not five but six glasses to aUoAV for the lemon juice, and you have a very pretty three tumblers of punch.

52. Arrack Punch.

(Another method.)

Steep in one quart of old Batavia arrack, six lemons cut m thin slices, for six hours. At the end of that time the lemon must be removed Avithout squeezing. Dissohm one pound ofloaf-sugar in one quart of boiling water,and add the hot solution to the arrack. Let it stand to cool. This is a delightful liqueur^ and should be used as such. See recipe No.342,in Manualfor tlie Manufacture of Cordials, etc.," in the end of this volume-

53. Bimbo Punch.

Bimbo is made nearly in the same way as the above,ex cept that Cognac brandy is substituted for arrack.

54. Cold Punch. Arrack, port Aviue and water, of each two pints, one pound of loaf-sugar, and the juice of eight lemons.

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55. Nuremburgli Punch.

(Foi a party of fifteen.)

^ (D-om a recipe in the possession of Hon. Gullan 0. Verplancfc) lake three-quarters of a pound of loaf-sugar, press upon it, through'inuslin, the juice of two or more good- sized oranges; add a little of the peel, cut very thin, poui upon a quart ofboiling water, the third part ofthat quan tity 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 imjDrove by age. 56. United Service Punch. Dissolve, in two pints of hoi 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 thejuice of eight lemons, and a pint of arrack. 57. Ruby Punch. Dissolve, in three pints of hot tea, one pound of sugar; add thereto the juice of six lemons,a pint of arrack, and B pint of port wine.

58. Royal Punch.

1 pint of hot green tea. I do. brandy. 1 do. Jamaica rum. 1 wine-glass of Curagoa. 1 do. do. arrack. Juice of two limes. A thin slice of lernon. White sugar to taste.

1 gill of Avarm calf's-foot jelly. To be drunk as hot as possible.

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This is a couiijosition worthy of a king, and the mate rials ai'e admirably blended; the inebriating effects of tht. Bihrits being deadened by the tea, whilst the jelly softens the mb'ture, and destroys the acrimony of the acid and sugar. The whites of a couple of eggs well beat up to a froth, may be substituted for the jelly where that is not at hand. If the punch is too strong, add more green tea to taste. 59. Century Club Punch. Two parts old St. Cruz rum; one part old Jamaica rum, fiA'e parts water; lemons and sugar ad lib. This is a nice punch. In twenty quarts ofFrench brandy put the peels of thir ty lemons and thirty oranges, pared so thin that not the least of the white is left. Infuse twelve hours. Have ready thirty quarts of cold water that has boiled; put to it fifteen pounds of double-refined sugar; and when Avell mixed,pour it uiDon the hrandy and peels,adding the juice of the oranges and of twenty-four lemons; mix well, then strain through a Amry fine hair-sieve, into a Amry clean barrel that has held spirits, and put in two quarts of new milk. Stir, and then bung it close; let it stand six weeks m a Avarm cellar; bottle the liquor for use, observing grea care that the bottles are perfectly clean and dry, and thv corks of the best quality, and well pirt in. This hquoT will keep many years, and improve by age. 60. Duke of Norfolk Punch.

(Another way.)

Pare six lemons and three oranges A'ery thin, squeezt the juice into a large teapot, put to it two quarts of b-an-

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dy, one of wliite wine, and one of milk, and one pound and a quarter of sugar. Let it be mixed, and then cover ed for twenty-four hours, strain through a jelly-bag tUl olear, then bottle it. 61. Queen Punch,. Put two ounces of cream of tartar, and the juice and parings of two lemons, into a stone jar; pour on them seven quarts of boiling water,stir and cover close. When cold, sweeten with loaf-sugar, and straining it, bottle and cork it tight. This is a very pleasant liquor, and very wholesome; butfrom the latter consideration was at one time drank in such quantities as to become injurious. Add, in bottling, half a pint of rum to the whole quantity. (From a recipe Id tin" possession of Bayard Taylor,Esq.) Four K">ttles still Catawba; one bottle claret, three oranges, or one pineapple, ten table-spoonfuls of sugar. Let this mixture stand in a very cold place, or in ice, for one hour or more,then add one bottle of champagne. 63. Oxford Punch. We have been favored by an English gentleman with the following recipe for the concoction of punch as drunk by the students of the University of Oxford: Rub the rinds of three fresh lemons with loaf-sugar till you have extracted a portion of the juice; cut the peel finely oif two lemons more, and two sweet oranges. Use the juice of six lemons, and four sweet oranges. Add six glasses jf calfs-foot jelly; let all be put into a large jug, 62. Gothic Punch. (For a party often f

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and stir well together. Pour in two quarts of water boil ing hot, and set thejug upon the hob for twenty minutes Strain the liquor through a fine sieve into a large bowl; pour iu a bottle of capillaire,* half a pint of sherry,a pint of Cognac brandy,a pint of old Jamaica rum,and a quart of orange shrub; stir well as you pour in the spirit. If you find it requires more sweetness,add sugar to your taste.

64. Uncle Toby Ptincb.

(English.)

Take two large fresh lemons with rough skins, quite ripe, and some large lumps of double-refined sugar. Rub the sugar over thelemonstill it has absorbed all the yellow part of the skins. Then put into the bowl these lumps, and as much more as the juice of the lemons may be sup posed to require; for no certain weight can be mentioned, as the acidity of a lemon cannot be known till tried, auc therefore this must be determined by the taste. Then squeeze thelemon juice upon the sugar; and,with a bruiser press the sugar and the juice particularly weh together,for a great deal of the richness and fine flavor of the punch depends on this rubbing and mixing process being thoroughly performed. Then mix this up very well with ♦ 65. Capillaire.—Put a ■wiuo-glnss of Curagoa into a pint of clarified ^yvup, shako them well together, and pour it into the proper sized r-^Hles. A tea-spoonful in a glass of fair water makes a pleasant eau ticre, see No. 346 ^'■Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, etc.," at the end of this hook. 66. Another reotpefor making Capillaire.—To ono gallon of water add twenty-eight pounds of loaf-sugar; put both over the fire to simmer; when mUk-warm add the whites of four or five eggs, wcUbeaten; aa these simmer with the syrup, skim it well; then pour it off, and flavoi it with orange-flower water or bitter almonds, whichever you prefer.

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boiling water (soft water is best) till the whole is raluei cool. When this mixture(which is now called the sher bet)is to your taste, take brandy and rum in equal quanti ties, and put them to it, mixing the Avhole well togethei again. The quantity of liquor must be according to your taste; two good lemons are generally enough to makefour quarts of punch,including a quart of liquor, with half a pound of sugar; but this depends much on taste, and on the strength of the spirit. As the pulp is disagreeable to some persons,the sherbet may be str.ained before the liquor is put in. Some strain the lemon before they put it to the sugar, which is im proper,as, when the i^ulf) and sugar are well mixed togeth er, it adds much to the richness of the punch. When only rum is used, about halfa pint of jDorter will soften the punch; and even when both rum and brandy are used, the porter gives a richness, and to some a very J)leasant flavor. (For a party of fifteen.) Take the juice of ten lemons and tAvo sweet oranges, dissolve in it two pounds of powdered sugar, and add the thin rind of an orange, run this through a sieve, and stir in by degrees the Avhites of ten eggs, beaten into a froth. Put the bowl Avith the mixture into an ice pail,letit freeze a little, then stir briskly into it a bottle of Avine and a bottle ofrum. For another method of making this punch, see recipe No.296 in "77m Manualfor the Manvfactun of Cordials^ etc," in the latter part of this vork. 67. Bunch a la Romaine.

68. Tea Punch. Make an infusion of the best green tea, an ounce to a

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