12 oz Porter beer
3⁄4 oz Dark rum
3⁄4 oz Brandy
1⁄2 oz Lime juice
1 pn Nutmeg (grated, as garnish)
Instructions

Combine, stir, garnish

Notes

PUNCH (http://punchdrink.com/recipes/rattle-skull/) has a slightly different version of this that has 1/2 oz brown sugar syrup in it.

History

Some mid-19th-century sources mention wine, and lime-peel rather than juice.

Cocktail summary
Year
1700s
Is of
unknown authenticity
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  • 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. — ★★
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