This drink, a version of which appeared in Jerry Thomas’s first book in 1862, and then in Harry Johnson’s in 1882 and O.H. Byron in 1884, packs a punch but manages to stay refreshing too. Like the bishop, perhaps you’ll have a religious conversion when you drink it!



  • 120ml red burgundy wine
  • 10ml Jamaica rum
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 30ml orange juice
  • 2 barspoon superfine (castor) sugar
  • 30ml soda water


Place the sugar and juices in a large wine glass, stir well to dissolve the sugar, add ice along with the wine and rum and stir again. Then add the soda water and stir one final time. Garnish with orange and lemon slices.