The traditional guidelines for punch call for five specific parts: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water and tea. From a historical perspective, the drink starts to show up in British records around the 17th century where it is thought to come from India.
Of course, punch is a great drink to serve at parties. We bring you a delicious version by Patrick Williams, Beverage Director at Punch Bowl Social. This version is a delicious bourbon punch. The floral notes from the liqueur and fruit notes from the tea play well with the bourbon base.
3 parts Old Forester Bourbon
3 parts Pimm’s Blackberry & Elderflower Liqueur
6 parts Teakoe Pineapple Guava Yerba Mate tea
2 parts fresh lemon juice
3 parts simple syrup
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl filled with ice. Serve with a rosemary sprig garnish.