12 oz Porter beer
34 oz Dark rum
34 oz Brandy
12 oz Lime juice
1 pn Nutmeg (grated, as garnish)
Combine, stir, garnish
PUNCH (http://punchdrink.com/recipes/rattle-skull/) has a slightly different version of this that has 1/2 oz brown sugar syrup in it.
Some mid-19th-century sources mention wine, and lime-peel rather than juice.
From other users
  • The historical element is fun, but this wasn't great. Tasted mostly like lime with the kind of beer that doesn't go with lime, and nutmeg to further confuse the situation. — ☆☆