We’ve all been there, sitting around on a Saturday night, trying to figure out what wine goes best with Pride and Prejudice. In the spirit (heh) of the fast-approaching holiday season I bring you a quick roundup of some Regency recipes you can attempt to make yourself or use for inspiration.
I read in “The Drunken Botanist” that our dear Jane not only drank spruce beer, but she also brewed it herself. The passage also reminds us that the beer is mentioned in a conversation between Knightley and Elton in Emma.
You can also make yourself a refreshing ginger beer.
While I typically buy my mead from Trader Joe’s, I’m sure you could make your own batch of the honey-filled beverage yourself.
If you can get your hands on a couple (or 18) lbs. of honey then try your hand at this recipe.
With a name that rolls of the tongue, who could resist Negus? Mentioned in the Watsons, this zesty wine-punch reminds me of sangria. Here’s a recipe for Negus and here’s one for sangria (which probably hadn’t migrated from the New World yet, but I’m a fan).
Tea and champagne come together in this delightful punch. You can also make it without the alcohol, I guess.
Who doesn’t love some wine time? I think a good glass can really inspire the soul while watching an Austen-film. Anyway, here’s a recipe from “A New System of Domestic Cookery.”
- Admin B