Two dozen lemons, strained; two pounds of sugar, one-half pint green tea, strained; one quart best brandy, three quarts claret; bottle and keep over night. Then add champagne to suit the taste, strawberries bananas, oranges, cherries, pineapple and any fruit desired. Serve in punch-bowl with ice.
Washington, In Jackson’s Time: A Custom Handed Down — “Daniel Webster punch,” so called, was the great favorite and everywhere served from antique silver punch bowls. Nearly all the public men were drinking men then, and from Christmas til after New Year’s it was impossible to get a quorum of sober men in the house of representatives. . .