Based upon a recipe in “Savannah Style – A cookbook by the junior league of Savannah.”
It is said that the concoction possesses more of a kick than the two brass cannons presented to Savannah by George Washington. It was first devised in the 1850’s to honor a rival military organization. The Republican Blues, and since then has laid to rest, at least temporarily many an unknown soldier and countless known Ones.
- 2 gallons tea (green tea – l pound tea to 2 gallons water. Soak overnight in tin bucket and strain.)
- Juice of 3 dozen lemons
- 5 pounds brown sugar
- 2 gallons Catawba wine
- 2 gallons Santa Cruz rum
- I gallon Hennessy (3 – Star) brandy
- I gallon dry gin
- I gallon rye whiskey
- 2 quarts cherries
- 2 quarts pineapple cubes
- 10 quarts champagne
Mix the tea with lemon juice, preferably in a cedar tub, then add brown sugar and liquors. Let this mixture “set” for at least I week, or preferably 2 weeks, in covered container.
After “setting” period and when ready to serve, pour over cake of ice. Never chill in refrigerator or used crushed ice. When this is done, add cherries, pineapple cubes and champagne. pouring in slowly and mixing with circular motion. The punch is now ready to serve.
Johno Morisano and Chef Mashama Bailey partnered to build The Grey in Historic Downtown Savannah. Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal that they painstakingly restored to its original luster, The Grey offers a food, wine and service experience that is simultaneously familiar and elevated. Bringing her personal take on Port City Southern food to a city of her youth allows Mashama to tap into all of her experiences to create dishes that are deep, layered, and soulful in their flavors. With a penchant for regional produce, seafood and meats, guests will find a melting pot of surprising and comforting tastes in all of Mashama’s cooking with something new revealed in each and every visit.
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The Olde Pink House is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants. It’s a unique opportunity to savor the restaurant’s sparkling Lowcountry cuisine in the sophisticated, yet casual setting of Savannah’s 18th century mansion.
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Savannah’s Forsyth Park was designed after the French ideal of having a central public garden, and the fountain is said to be the garden’s centerpiece (although it isn’t at the center of the park).
However beautiful, the fountain is not unique. It was ordered from a catalogue.
Other cities fancied the catalogue spread, too. Similar fountains exist in New York, Peru and France.