- September 20, 2012 is
National Punch Day
Today is National Punch Dayâ€”one of our favorite holidays here atPunchbowl.com! The word â€śpunchâ€ť allegedly comes from the Hindustani word â€śpanch,â€ť which means â€śfive.â€ť In the early 1600s, sailors and employees of the British East India Company brought a new exotic drink from India to England. The beverage was made with five ingredientsâ€”spirits, lemon, sugar, water, and tea.
Punch spread from country to country and became one of the most popular party drinks in the world. Today there are hundreds of punch recipes to choose from. Many of them still incorporate the five key ingredients: base (alcohol), citrus, sugar, water, and spice.
Mix up your favorite concoction for National Punch Day and serve it in a beautiful punch bowl!