Traditional Cold-Weather Punch

Serving a hot punch is difficult unless it is placed over a heating element. Even then, hot drinks are better when served as soon as they are prepared.


  • 1 fifth Barbados rum
  • 2 lemons
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 3 pints boiling water
  • 1 fifth brandy
  • 1 pint Sherry
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Grated nutmeg


    1. Macerate the lemon rinds and the sugar in a small earthenware bowl. Add the lemon juice and ginger. Mix well and place in a larger earthenware bowl. Then add, in order, the rum, brandy, Sherry and boiling water. Mix well, warm for 20 minutes, and serve it topped with nutmeg.

    25 minutes

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