• Liquor
  • French or apple brandy
  • Rum
  • Peach brandy
  • Sugar
  • Mint Strawberries
  • Directions

    A gill of good liquor, good French or Apple brandy and rum in equal parts — say a small wine glass of each, with a dash of good peach brandy to flavour — to a half pint goblet (silver if you have it). Put the sugar in the spirit and let it dissolve and stand until clear. Use little or no water and then fill the goblet with powdered ice and put the sprigs of mint in last without bruising them. Crown with a few strawberries if you have them.” From the collection of Claiborne papers in the possession of the Virginia Historical Society 1 teaspoon of sugar is the usual amount used.

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