COCKLE WARMERS (and COOLERS)
PORT WINE NEGUS
Put into a tumbler:
1 wineglass of port wine
1 teaspoon of sugar
grate in a little nutmeg and lemon peel
add sufficient hot water to make the tumbler one-third full.
(Professor George Saintsbury, a wine fancier of great experience and firm opinions, lamented in 1920 that "modern sherries of the drier and less full-bodied kind make negus impossible; with a full golden or brown you may make a fair alternative to the port mixture.)
1 bottle of port
cloves and sugar
Pour the port into a saucepan, add as much water as you think fit.
Then add half an orange, plenty of cloves, and sugar to taste.
Heat until it begins to steam, then light it, pour into a bowl and drink as hot as you like.
4 ounces prepared groats or oatmeal
½ pint cold ale
1 quart ale or beer
1 wineglass any spirit
sugar to taste
Mix the groats or oatmeal with the half pint of cold ale.
Pour this into a saucepan containing a quart of boiling ale, or beer.
Add a few whole allspice, and a little cinnamon.
Stir the caudle over a low heat for about half an hour, and then strain it into a basin or jug.
Add a glass of any kind of spirits and sugar.
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 pint warmed beer or Guinness
1 shot of gin
Mix ingredients, garnish with nutmeg, and drink warm.
1 quart strong ale
2 lumps of sugar
1 glass cold ale
Place the strong ale in a saucepan with the lumps of sugar which have been rubbed with lemon rind and cinnamon. Take the mixture off the fire when boiling and add one glass of cold ale.
In a jug, beat the yolks of six or eight eggs with powdered sugar and grated nutmeg.
Pour the hot ale from the saucepan on to the eggs, stirring them whilst so doing.
Have another jug at hand and pour the mixture as swiftly as possible from one vessel to the other until a white froth appears.
One or two wine glasses of gin or rum are often added.
Put into a large tumbler:
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 or 3 slices of orange
2 wineglasses of sherry
Fill the glass with shaved ice and serve with a straw.
As an extra ornament add a few berries in season.
1 pint bitter beer
1 bottle old-fashioned ginger-beer
Mix together and imbibe only on the hottest summer days, after rowing.
1 pint of beer
1 tablespoon brandy
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Mix all ingredients together and garnish with a little grated nutmeg or ginger, and a sliver of very thinly-cut lemon peel.