Celebrate Today “National Punch Day”

Celebrate today with a bowlful of booze! Originally, punch, known as “panch” in Hindi, “panj” in Persian or “panchan” in Sanskrit (all words meaning “five”), was made with alcohol, sugar, citrus, water and tea or spices. In the early 1600s, sailors and employees of the British East India Company brought this new exotic drink from India to England.
“It’s the original mixed drink,” says David Wondrich, “It caught on early in American history and quickly became a sensation.”
Here is Eryn Reece making a gin based punch called “The Desmond punch”

For more recipes and history on punch check out David Wondrich “Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl”


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