I had a cookbook that was from many years back. It was called The Democratic Party Cookbook. It was written by political wifes on Capital Hill. In it, there was a recipe for a party beverage called Rum Pot. It was something that used fruit, sugar & Rum and took about 6 weeks or so to "Cure". It was made in an apothacary jar and left on the counter. Has anyone else seen this recipe? I would love to make it this year. Help if you can......
I found this one online. It looks like what you are looking for.
After you have added the last "layer" fruit, sugar and Rum let stand for about 6 weeks.
I found an article about the cookbook and it listed the ingredients of some of the recipes. This is what it said for the punch:
The punch is a mixture of lemon sherbet, rum, Cointreau and Champagne."
I also found this but it wasn't from the Democratic Party Cookbook. I hope these are what you were looking for.
President Ulysses S. Grant's Roman Punch
1 quart lemon sherbet
1 cup choice rum
1 split (quarter bottle) of champagne, iced
Combine and ladle into glasses.
— Adapted from "The First Ladies Cookbook"
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