Punches have been around for eons – the first is said to have been created in India. The word “punch” derives from pañca, meaning “five,” or the five key ingredients it’s made from, namely: alcohol, sugar, fruit juice, water or tea, and spices. Punches made their way to the United Kingdom via sailors employed by the British East India Trading Company. The earliest known written mention of English punch was recorded way back in 1632. This fruity and bubbly punch is perfect for large group gatherings, particularly in the summertime but the addition of nutmeg will make you feel like fall is upon us.
- 2 oz Bourbon
- 2 oz Unsweetened Tea
- 2 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- Splash of Club Soda
- Pinch of Freshly Grated Nutmeg.
- Garnish: Lemon peel
In a tall highball glass with ice pour in your bourbon, tea, juice and simple syrup with ice. Stir and top off with a splash of club soda. Add pinch of nutmeg and garnish with lemon peels.