The word “punch” is derived from the Hindu word “panch or paunch” meaning “5”. Thus, there are typically five main components to a punch- Spirits, spice, citrus, water (or other dillutant, eg. Tea) and a sweetener. This is a modern interpretation of this classic 17th/18th century “punch service” style of imbibing. Courtesy of Domaine de Canton.
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This week’s drink is a refreshing, caffeine-free, alternative to your tired old Venti Latte. The Zen Latte will warm you up with the sweet taste of green tea and steamed milk. Courtesy of Zen Green Tea Liqueur.
Perfect after a big holiday dinner, this cocktail from Tullamore Dew is a wonderful mix of Irish whiskey, Kahlúa and a hint of mint. Courtesy of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey.
Spice Night comes by way of Bermuda and is a melange of “scented” apple, carrot, lemon and ginger juices mixed with Mount Gay Rum and a bit of maple syrup. Courtesy of Mount Gay Rum.
It isn’t Christmas without egg nog! This recipe requires a little extra work compared with some, but it’s worth it. It uses cream, bourbon and brandy—so it’s rich and packs a punch. You can substitute other liquors, such as another type of whiskey or rum.
Created by Bartender Hall of Fame Inductee Francesco LaFranconi, this holiday punch is a unique combination of Polish Vodka, green tea, and apple juice. This is not your dad’s holiday punch. Courtesy of Sobieski Vodka.
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