To give the customers something warming in the winter, the punch-essences are well adapted to keep business running all year round. Punch essences are prepared in various ways. We append a few Formulae that gave us good results.

English Punch Essence

Formula I

Rum, one gallon; citric acid solution, two fluid ounces; essence of lemon (or orange), soluble, three ounces; tincture vanilla, one to two fluid ounces; tincture cinnamon, one to three drachms; alcohol 95°, two to four pints. This add to one gallon of syrup, and the essence is ready. Vary proportions to suit. The alcohol may be left out if its strength is not desired.

Formula II

Rum, one quart; cognac, one pint; citric acid, solution, one to two ounces; essence of lemon, soluble, thirty grains; syrup, one quart; mix and filter if necessary.

Milk Punch

The same as before; add to above mixture six to eight pints of milk, and preferably a pint or two more alcohol.

Pineapple Punch Essence

Formula I

Rum, one gallon; citric acid solution, four fluid ounces; essence of lemon, solution, two fluid ounces; essence of orange, solution, one-half ounce; essence of neroli, solution, two fluid drachms; tincture vanilla, one fluid ounce; pineapple essence, two fluid ounces; alcohol 95°, two to four pints. Mix with one gallon of syrup, as before directed.

Formula II - Alcohol, one gallon; rum, one-half gallon; pineapple essence, artificial, one fluid drachm; essence of oenanthic ether, forty grains; citric acid, solution, two to three fluid ounces; syrup, one gallon.

Formula III

Alcohol, one quart; rum, one-half quart; citric acid, solution, one to two ounces; syrup, one quart; mix and filter if necessary. Then add ten grains of essence of oenanthic ether, thirty grains of essence of pineapple, artificial Grog Essence of Rum. - This is especially a stimulating drink.

Formula l - Rum, one gallon; alcohol, six pints; tincture of vanilla, two ounces; tincture of cinnamon or cassia, one and one-half ounces; tincture of mace or nutmeg, one-half ounce; mix with one gallon of syrup.

Formula II

Mix one quart rum with one quart syrup. Improve the strength by the addition of one pint of alcohol if desired, and flavor with a little tincture of vanilla.