An original clarified milk punch

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Via Mary Rockett’s original recipe from 1711 (an adaptation can be found on Cook’s Illustrated):

Ingredients

  • Two gallons of hot milk
  • One gallon of brandy
  • Five quarts of water
  • Eight lemons
  • Two pounds of sugar

Recipe

  1. Let the mixture sit for an hour
  2. Strain it through a flannel bag
  3. Pour over ice

Lasts for months. No refrigerator required.

For more advanced and varied recipes, try Alton Brown’s version with Earl Grey, port, and rum, Blossom to Stem’s version with pineapple, coriander, and cinnamon, and Difford’s Guides’s version with vodka, breakfast tea, and orange juice.

(h/t Atlas Obscura)

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