A claret punch made by one of the leading ladies of Washington is more of a temperance drink. It is as follows:
Take the thin rind of three lemons, three pounds of sugar, add one tablespoonful of brown cinnamon, one-half tablespoonful of ground cloves, and two grated nutmegs.
Pour over this compound two quarts of boiling water and let it stand one hour until thoroughly mixed. Before serving add one half pint of rum and three bottles of claret, and you will have a gallon of punch. Slice three oranges and put them in a punch bowl and the dish will be beautiful as well as appetizing.