“One of sour, two of sweet, three of strong, four of weak” is the recipe for Victorian-era punch. In this rustic punch we use 100-proof Martinique rum and flavor the drink with the Christmas spices nutmeg and allspice. Allspice dram, historically known as pimento dram, is made by macerating allspice with rum and sugar.
Reprinted with permission from The Slanted Door by Charles Phan © 2014. Published by Ten Speed Press. Photography © 2014 by Ed Anderson.