This is very good, different, but delicious!
Makes 2 quarts
juice of 6-8 lemons
1/2C Rapadura (Turbinado sugar- Sugar in the Raw is one brand or Zulka Morena which is a natural, non gmo cane sugar/cane juice crystals)
1/2tsp grated nutmeg
2 quarts of filtered water
Punch comes from the Hindu word meaning "five", because it was made with five ingredients. During colonial days in America, the five ingredients were water, sugar, tea, and liquor. The earliest description, in a poem thought to have been written by Samuel Mather in 1757, calls for water, sugar, lemon juice, grated nutmeg, and a small amount of "spirit." We substitute Rapadura(which was the type of sugar in India) sugar and whey(which would of been readily available in India) for "spirit." The result is a delicious non-alcoholic fermented drink.
Place all ingredients in a 2 quart glass container. Cover tightly and leave at room temperature for 2-3 days. Skim off any foam that may have risen to the top. Cover tightly and refridgerate. The punch will develop more flavour over time.
~Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morrel and Mary Enig