Eat, Drink and be Merry … with Great Punch Recipes!

Have fun this holiday season with punch recipes from 1862 … these drinks will knock your socks off.

Have fun this holiday season with old-fashioned punch recipes from 1862. Not all Victorians were tea-sipping poetry readers … these alcoholic punch recipes will knock your socks off. Celebrate Victorian style!

punchrecipes_4 Brandy Punch (For a party of 20)

1 gallon of water
3 quarts of brandy
½ pint of Jamaica rum
2 lbs. of sugar
Juice of 6 lemons
3 oranges sliced
1 pineapple, pared, and cut up
½ cup of Curacao liqueur
1 cup of raspberry syrup.
Ice, and add berries in season.
Mix the materials well together in a large bowl
and you have a splendid punch.

 punchrecipes_2Gin Punch

1 tablespoon of raspberry syrup
2 tablespoon of white sugar
1 wine glass of water
1 ½ wine glasses of gin
½ small-sized lemon
2 slices of orange
1 piece of pineapple
Fill the tumbler with shaved ice.
Shake well, and ornament the top with berries in season.
Sip through a glass tube or straw.

 punchrecipes_3Bimbo Punch

Two glasses (wine-glasses) of rum.
Three glasses (wine-glasses) of Cognac brandy.
A good deal of sugar is required; but sweetening must be left to taste.
Two lemons
Six glasses of water.


punchrecipes_5Pineapple Punch (For a party of 10)

4 bottles of champagne
1 pint of Jamaica rum
1 pint of brandy
½ cup of Curacao liqueur
Juice of 4 lemons
4 pineapples sliced
Sweeten to taste with white sugar.

[From: How To Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion,  1862]