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Old Berlin Castle Punch


This is from the Rhine district.


  1. Dissolve two pounds of sugar in a quart of water. Place in granite saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and add 2 bottles Rhine wine, keeping below the boiling point.
  2. Soak a lump of sugar in brandy and ignite it, holding it in a spoon over the pan.
  3. Slowly pour a pint of good rum over the burning sugar and into the pan.
  4. Serve piping hot.


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