Are you looking for a great New Year’s Eve punch? Well, you just may want to try the famous Jefferson Davis punch. I understand that it was invented by Winnie for her father’s birthday in his later years.
We received permission to print by Bertram Hayes-Davis, Great-Great-Grandson of Jefferson Davis
I warn you though, it is a very potent potable. Do not drink and drive.
Here goes:
3/4 cup lemon juice
1-3/4 lbs sugar dissolved in water
6 bottles (4/5) of claret
1 bottle of light rum
1 bottle of dry sherry
1/2 bottle of brandy
3 bottles (1 qt) ginger ale
3 bottles of soda
float with sliced cucumber & oranges and ice, dilute to taste
serves approx 100 punch cups

See, I warned you. Be careful, be very careful!!! And… take a cup of kindness dear to Old Ange Syn