I was looking over a list of First Ladies’ Favorite Beverages and I noticed that Julia Grant favored Roman Punch, so I decided to find the recipe to publish here as something fun.
Source: The First Ladies Cookbook [I think there are several newer versions (this only goes to Nixon), but this is the one I happen to own.]
1 qt lemon sherbet
1 cup choice rum
1 split of champagne, iced
In a chilled bowl, turn out the lemon sherbet. Slowly mix the rum into it. Now quickly add the champagne, which has already been chilled, and serve in sherbet glasses.
This amount serves 10. It should be a mushy texture, to be drunk, not spooned.