This is from a collection of recipes from books I own, but which I haven't myself tried yet. However, you can have faith that at least the authors themselves have tried them, so they're not deadly or anything.
"Bruised"means hit ith a mallet until broken up, so the flavor is released. Unfortunately, I don't really know what "macerated" means in this context. Go with your gut. For "pure, diluted alcohol," he means to take pure alcohol and dilute it with water by half to make a comparable alcohol concentration as the other liquors.
measurement (unless stated otherwise)
|1 cup = 8 ounces =
||1 quart = 32 ounces =
|1 tbsp (tablespoon) =
1/2 ounce = 15ml
||1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml|
|1 tsp (teaspoon) =
1/6 ounce = 5ml
||1 pint = 16 ounces =