Drink Like a President - A Luvvy Take on Martha Washington's Famous Rum Punch
When I was planning my weeks of recipes, I knew I wanted to bring you something new to make our favorite patriotic holiday even greater. Since I brought you something red, white, and blue last week, I challenged myself to think of something that was fresh and different in terms of the fourth. I thought about this a lot, but then one day, it hit me… why not celebrate our freedom in the same way our forefathers would have celebrated? Such a simple idea, but one that I became fascinated with. I had known that the pilgrims were all mild alcoholics from my studies in American Literature (I’m halfway kidding here), but I had never once stopped to think, what would George, Thomas, and James have been drinking? Granted, this is probably not something that would come up in my school’s study of history, but still, why haven’t we ever considered that? Well turns out, some people have. I took to the wonderful Internet to begin researching just what exactly they would have been toasting with. Luvvs, it didn’t disappoint. That sly fox Martha Washington has earned a top slot on “Melinda’s favorite first ladies list” because of her delicious Rum Punch. When I started reading about this punch, I found out that it was as legendary in Martha’s lifetime as the myth of Sleepy Hollow. That is one famous punch! There are a couple of various recipes on the Internet claiming to be her exact one. I just made an amalgamation of those ideas and added my own twist. I have to say, this is one of my favorite cocktails yet. Not just that I’ve made, literally one of my favorite cocktails everrrrr. It’s super easy to drink and the spices really mellow out what could be a sweet drink. It’s everything you could want and hope for in a cocktail. Be fairly warned though, because it is so delicious, it can also sneak up on you (hence why Martha is such a sly fox). Ah! Please enjoy. Put on my playlist, make yourself a cocktail, dress in your finest reds, whites, and blues, and celebrate our great nation in the grand fashion of our forefathers. Happy Drinks My Sweets!