A simple mixture of rum, citrus, sugar and spice, the Planter’s Punch has been gracing cocktail books and bar menus for well over a century.
"Capturing the essence of lemon bars, our milk punch utilizes gorgeous winter citrus with fresh Meyer lemon juice, as well as a Meyer lemon baking spice oleo saccharum, graham-cracker-steeped organic whole milk, aged rum, amaro and liqueur,” says Anna Caporael, the general manager of Portland, Ore.’s Irving Street Kitchen, of this cocktail by lead bartender Joel Schmeck. “Plan to make this recipe during a rainy week and reward yourself at the weekend!"
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Eggnog Is Great. But This Holiday Season, Go for a Beautifully Clear Milk Punch.”
Get everyone congregating around the punch bowl instead of the water cooler with this convivial sip from Jonathan Webb, the bar manager at Fine & Dandy in Jackson, Miss. Feel free to temper the amounts if it seems too boozy for your crowd by upping the amount of juice or beer and cutting back on the rye whiskey and rum. And prep the syrup in advance so you can easily mix the punch before the party. You can serve it in a large punch bowl garnished with a round Jell-O mold ice block filled with sliced fruit.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “Tired of Boring Bartender Staff Parties? These Tips Will Change How You Celebrate.”
Smash some blackberries to get a drink that’s as easy as it is refreshing. It’s punch but with tequila!
The punch bowl can make or break any summer gathering. The Hibiscus Summer Garden Punch is just the recipe to delight your guests, with its fresh blend of natural ingredients.
Cognac, sherry and peach tea make this summery punch a year-round crowd-pleaser.
This sparkling cognac and rum punch bursts with citrus flavor.
This no-nonsense, four-ingredient cocktail created by the legendary Jerry Thomas is crisp, citrusy and sweet.
The national cocktail of Martinique is as easy to make as it is to drink, using just three ingredients, including the island’s native spirit, rhum agricole.
Joy Wilson, aka Joy the Baker, has created this perfectly springy and bubbly brunch drink found in her book Over Easy. The citrusy cocktail for a crowd perfectly combines the whimsy of sherbet we all know and love from childhood with the adult effervescence of a weekend morning Mimosa. The result is simple yet brilliant.
This classic brunch cocktail hails from New Orleans.
NOLET’S Strawberry Mint Punch
At the award-winning Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland, lead bartender Dave Taha has created the ultimate holiday tipple that tastes good with or without booze. "This one reminds me of Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's," says Taha. "The fresh ginger gives it a bit of zing, and the tart cherry adds depth and balance, while the allspice and nutmeg lend their holiday spirit." Whether you decide to drink it clean or spiked, it's surely going to get you in the festive spirit.
This surprisingly light grog is the crowd-pleasing autumn punch you didn’t even know you were missing. “Squash is amazingly flavorful and adds luscious texture to cocktails,” says Alejandro De La Parra, the bar manager at Teardrop Lounge. “[For this cocktail] we roasted the butternut squash with demerara sugar, mace, clove and allspice.”
By adding a jolt of sesame to this milk punch with matcha, the cocktail becomes fuller and rounder, a harmony of fresh green and deep, nutty flavors.
A smoked honey syrup and spicy bitters lend subtle heat to this tequila-based party punch that serves eight to ten people.
Entertaining a crowd? This port-based punch will happily serve a group of 20.
Who doesn’t love an equal parts cocktail? Pineapple juice lends a sweet-tart thread to this sunny blend of rum and dry vermouth.
The ultimate bubbly fall punch, best served in a pumpkin punch bowl.
Smoky Scotch whisky is the unexpected base for this fruity and fizzy punch.
Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.
New Orleans watering hole SoBou serves this subtle twist on the classic Brandy Milk Punch.
This drink recipe first appeared in Jerry Thomas’ seminal 1862 The Bon Vivant’s Companion.
Whiskey and spiced rum spike this fresh-fruit punch.
This historic summer punch brings back the good ol’ days.
An instant-party-in-a-punchbowl for six, dreamed up by cocktail legend Dale DeGroff.
The citrusy, bubbly Boat House Punch is both gorgeous and delicious.
Hoist one to the skull and bones. Arrr!
Throwing a big party? This tropical spiced rum punch recipe serves 25.
All hands on deck for the historic quadruple-liquor USS Richmond Punch.
Whether you're watching football, baseball or basketball, this bourbon punch goes well with friends and sports.
Enjoy the classic New Orleans cocktail, Brandy Milk Punch, with brunch.
Spike your iced tea with rye whiskey.
Mix up a whole bunch of this fall-flavored punch for your Halloween party.
The perfect punch to put any fiesta into gear.
Spice up your night with this complex cocktail.
An island paradise right in your glass.
Get your morning off to the right start with this drink from Ted Allen.
This tart, fruity and fizzy recipe makes about a gallon of punch.
The recipe for this classic Philadelphia tipple is at least 200 years old.
Try the first First Lady's famous rum-and-citrus drink.
With tea-infused vermouth and tequila, this fizzy concoction is a cocktail-party champion.
This delicious mix of rum and lemonade is a Beantown classic.
Garrick Club Punch tasted as good in 1835 as it does today.
This old-timey favorite will keep a whole houseful of guests satisfied.
Rum, cognac and just a dash of vanilla flavor this rich favorite.
A teacup is the unusual vessel for this Champagne-topped rum drink.