Punch is sort of “old school” meaning it’s not really soda, not really juice and not completely a cocktail. It’s punch and we love it so much — especially on National Punch Day, every September 20. Today, break out your favorite punch bowl and celebrate with different-colored concoctions. But first, a brief punch history.
We have sailors of the British East India Company to thank for popularizing the spread of punch, which originated somewhere in India. Thanks to a rise in sea travel during the 1600s, the popularity of this delicious drink began to spread. Today, punch seems to be more a celebratory drink, served at special occasions. Whether store-bought or home-made, one thing is for sure, punch is outrageously good, especially on National Punch Day!