'David Wondrich' on Serious Eats

Charles Dickens's Punch

I have an admission to make: I paid very little attention to the ingredients in this punch when I selected it. I had to make it when I found that, instead of making an oleo-saccharum, the lemon peels and liquor are ignited. That's right: you get to light a bowl of booze on fire! (Insert Beavis and Butthead imitation here.) More

American Orange Punch

Punch is easy, economical, requires little-to-no bartending experience or special equipment, and tastes great. So great, in fact, that it can be hard to recognize just how booze-laden a great punch is—a glass of the American Orange Punch, for example, tastes suspiciously like a glass of orange-spiked sweet tea...despite the fact that it is almost wholly composed of cognac, rum, and sugar. More

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