Bear's Anecdote - This recipe was given to me by a good friend, and is supposedly the exact recipe used by Charles Dickens during the holidays. Whenever carolers would come to call, a large bowl of this was ready to reward them. CAUTION: This recipe is called a "punch" for a very good reason. You can feel the hangover begin as soon as you start sipping it. Very tasty though. Bear made this exactly once.