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A Fine & Proper Punch For Your Holiday Festivities


This easy to make, grown-up punch recipe hails from the 19th century, and can be  found in the famous Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Farmer. With the exception of the bitters, the ingredients are easy to find. (Use fresh-squeezed lime juice, not the bottled variety.) The result, particularly the contrast of the sweetened citrus against the rum, is delightful.

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 8 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup rum
  • 1 cup water
  • a pinch of nutmeg
  • 5 drops of bitters

Combine all ingredients and pour over ice in a bowl or pitcher.