Ruby Punch

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (3 ratings)

Garnish:

Lemon slice wheel

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients, including lemon peel (Regal shake) with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 swath Lemon peel
1 1/3 fl oz Batavia arrack
1 1/3 fl oz Ruby port
2 fl oz Cold black tea
1/2 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
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Review:

Arrack provides the funky spirituous base, port adds rich fruitiness, tea lengthens and adds bitter tannins, while sugar and lemon balance each other with classic zesty sweet 'n' sourness. A brilliant alternative to an afternoon cup of tea on a summer's day.

Depending on the sweetness of your port and tannins in your tea, you may need to increase the sugar syrup to 15ml (½oz).

History:

A single-serve version of the Ruby Punch in Jerry Thomas' 1862 The Bartender's Guide. I've roughly divided Thomas' punch bowl recipe by 19 to fit a Collins glass

Ruby Punch.
Dissolve, in three pints of hot tea, one pound of sugar; and thereto the juice of six lemons, a pint of arrack, and a pint of port wine.

Jerry Thomas, The Bartender's Guide, 1862

Alcohol content:

  • 0.5 standard drinks
  • 3.91% alc./vol. (7.82° proof)
  • 6.5 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

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The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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