While you’d be forgiven for thinking this national unofficial holiday is dedicated to something you do in a boxing ring or a stationery tool you use to make holes in things, Punch Day on September 20 is actually all about the delicious, fruit-filled drink known as punch.
You may think of it as mainly an American thing, but actually it hit England first. Sailors brought the drink (and the concept) back from India with them, which was originally made with 5 ingredients; alcohol, sugar, lemon, spices and water. The Persian word ‘Panj’ (meaning ‘five’ and referring to the number of ingredients) was slowly changed to ‘Punch’ and the popularity of the drink grew and grew until it became what it is today.
And even from way back in the early 17th century, the ingredients haven’t actually changed that much. We’ve pretty much ditched the spices but it’s still basically made up of alcohol, sugar (in the form of sugary fizzy drinks) and fruit (with more options available than just lemon).
With the option to easily make this shareable beverage alcoholic or non-alcoholic, it’s a popular drink for parties, weddings, BBQs and other gatherings.
One of our favourite recipes is made by combining 500ml of vodka, 4 litres of cherryade, 5 litres of summer fruit juice, 5 litres of orange juice, 1 litre of pineapple juice, 5 sliced lemons and loads of ice. That recipe creates a massive 50 servings though so unless you have 50 friends coming over (or fewer, very thirsty, ones) then you can easily scale down the recipe to cater for a few less. And if you’re going tee-total or trying to cater to children too, then the fruit punch tastes just as great without the alcohol.
Of course, it’s no good making an amazing punch if you have nowhere to put it! There’s loads of great punch bowls out there whether you want a glass one with attached teacups or more of a statement metal centre piece. Check out these great options on the Snizl feed and bag yourself one in time to celebrate punch day in style.
8 Piece Punch Bowl Set on Sale Now!
Includes punch bowl, glasses and ladle made of plastic
Was £31.99 now £28.99!
Exclusive Glass Punch Bowl Set
Showcasing a stylish vintage design, this 27 piece Glass Punch Bowl Set is perfect for serving punch or cocktails at parties and events. Stun friends and family alike with this impressive centre piece punch bowl, that is sure to make your cocktails or signature punch stand out.
Our silver punchbowl is the perfect table decoration for drinks, floral arrangements, and many more.
A round mirrored bowl made from metal
Handmade Glass Punch Bowl and Ladle
This beautiful Serve Punch Bowl and Ladle from LSA International is designed to be used with everyday functionality in mind as well as those special occasions. This punch bowl and ladle is ideal for serving your delicious homemade punch, it makes a wonderful centrepiece.
Quirky Deer Punch Bowl Now on Sale!
Look out all the beverages and lets serve up delicious drinks using the deer punch bowl featuring a stylish nickel finish. Making a wonderful centrepiece, the bowl is made from robust metal and features two elegantly detailed deer heads as handles, adding to the grandeur look.