Required : One quart of hot water. One lemon cut in thin slices. Four cloves. A few lumps of sugar. One bottle of port wine. About a wineglassful of brandy. Grated nutmeg to taste.

Put the lemon, cloves, sugar, and water into a clean enamel saucepan, bring them to the boil, then remove the cloves and lemon ; next add the wine, brandy, nutmeg, also more sugar if needed. Re-heat, but do not boil, and serve in a hot jug immediately.