should be taken in moderation.

From 1890:

Mrs General Ricketts was for years one of the leading entertainers of Washington, and here is a recipe which has tickled the palates and stomachs of generals, judges, and statesmen. It is no baby drink and it should be taken in moderation.

Pour three quarts of boiling water over three pounds of sugar. Add one pint of lemon juice, one pint of fine brandy or a quart of Jamaica rum. Mix well and before using stir in one-half pint of peach brandy or cordial. This will make you a gallon and three quarters of very nice punch.