Milk Punches and Dragoons - Three Historical Punch Recipes for the Season!
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons literally right around the corner, the Nerds thought it would be an appropriate time to introduce a trio of historical brandy and rum punch recipes from the late 18th and early 19th Centuries for your enjoyment. Without further hesitation, here are three recipes for the late Fall and early Winter seasons!! Clarified Milk Punch (18th Century) Ingredients 8 lemons 1 pineapple 1 pound sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 6 cloves 20 coria
"Retreat! Retreat! Or you all be cutt off!" - The Misfortunes of Newbury's Colonel Sam
In the days following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the British army found itself trapped; surrounded by an army of Massachusetts Yankees. Unbeknownst to General Gage and his officers, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress and the Committee of Safety were confronted with their own dilemma: the provincial forces surrounding Boston began to slowly disappear. At first, militiamen left in small groups, and then by the hundreds, as lack of provisions along with the tug of