Cherry Bounce is a brandy based drink that was popular in the eighteenth century. George Washington packed a canteen of it along with Madeira and port when he traveled over the Allegheny Mountains in September 1784. Martha made it often for entertaining and it was one of her husband's favorite drinks. Make it now and it will be ready to have as an after dinner drink for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pinch ground cloves
1 large lemon, organic or carefully washed
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze in the juice (without the seeds).
Throw in the lemon halves and bring to a simmer over medium heat.