Artillery Punch has a rich history. The punch originated in Savannah, GA with the Chatham Artillery, and was served to Admiral Winfield Scott Schley during his visit to the city after the Spanish-American War. By all reports, the punch had a much more dramatic effect on him than the Spanish guns.
This recipe serves 100 but you can scale it down for smaller parties.
- 1 1/2 gals Catawba wine (or your favorite sweet wine)
- 1 12 qts rye
- 1/2 gal rum (I prefer dark rum)
- 1/2 pint benedictine
- 1qt gin
- 1 qt brandy
- 1 1/2 gals strong tea
- 2 1/2 lbs brown sugar
- Juice of 18 oranges
- Juice of 18 lemons
Stir all the ingredients together and serve in tall ice-filled glasses