Posts Tagged "punch"


Tiki Week: The American Schools of Cocktail One of the things I liked best about Robert Simonson’s semi-official history of the cocktail revival, A Proper Drink, was the way it helped me to understand the different schools of modern drink-making. I’d always known that not all cocktails are¬†the same. Of course, there are 1000s of different recipes. And, of course, there are good cocktails and bad ones. Neither of those is...

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Garrick Club Punch Recipe As we mentioned in our special week on the topic not so long ago, we’re late but enthusiastic converts to punch. We long stood¬†firmly on the cocktail side of the argument; then we met a true, honest-to-goodness punch from its 18th century heyday, and we were immediately smitten. Punch is the cocktail’s older, English cousin. It was born of something like necessity. When English sailors ran out of...

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Punch Week: The Mock Presidency Non-Alcoholic Punch Recipe This week, we’ve been familiarizing ourselves with the cocktail’s predecessor, punch. We’re not talking about the jungle juice served from a trash can to a solo cup at your first college party, but a mellow blend of spirit, citrus, spice, and sugar that ruled the drinking world of the 18th century. In our tour of punches, David Wondrich and his aptly named...

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Punch Week: The Orange Billy Punch Recipe This week, we’re familiarizing ourselves with the cocktail’s predecessor, punch. We’re not talking about the jungle juice served from a trash can to a solo cup at your first college party, but a mellow blend of spirit, citrus, spice, and sugar that ruled the drinking world of the 18th century. In our tour of punches, David Wondrich and his aptly named book Punch are our...

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Punch Week: Punch’s Secret Sauce This week, we’re familiarizing ourselves with the cocktail’s predecessor, punch. We’re not talking about the jungle juice served from a trash can to a solo cup at your first college party, but a mellow blend of spirit, citrus, spice, and sugar that ruled the drinking world of the 18th century. In our tour of punches, David Wondrich and his aptly named book Punch are our...

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