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Richardson Wright, a retired editor of House and Garden, once wrote in a Cape paper:

Our New England ancestors must have been tough old codgers with throats of tanned leather. Here are three drinks they used to pour down them:

1. Creamed Flip: made of equal parts of rum, strong black molasses, and dried pumpkin into which a red-hot poker was thrust to make it foam and bubble and impart the favorite flavor.

2. Scotchem: apple brandy, boiling water, and a generous dash of mustard.

3. Mumbo: rum, water, and loaf sugar.

Any cold night try one of these. Then go straight to bed and dream about your hardy ancestors.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 05/25/06
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Keywords: food, history, drinks, Creamed Flip, Scotchem, Mumbo, rum, brandy


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