September 20th National Punch Day

With the holidays just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about the punch you will serve at all your parties. Or, if there aren’t any parties then punch for yourself!

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Punch evidently comes from the Indian culture, Hindi to be exact. It is believed that sailors, traveling to India from England, re-introducing the beverage to the public once reaching their home port. In Hindi it is called “panch” (when translated means 5) and originally was made with an alcohol of choice, sugar, lemon, water and tea, or spices. When combined it is called “Paantsch”.

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No matter what you call it, it’s still all, sort of, the same. It is a beverage you serve to try and impress your friends, neighbors, and family. Sometimes it can be very tasty, and sometimes it can be just a little above the flavor of gasoline, but no matter, it is festive and just spells p-a-r-t-y!

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Punch can be very fun at Halloween. Dry ice makes it bubble and creates fog. Here’s a recipe for you. It really helps set the mood  and gets the party started (remember don’t accidentally handle the dry ice bare handed).

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And Christmas is another holiday just ripe for punch. Here are a few ideas for you.

The holidays deserve a special kick to get everyone in the mood. They don’t have to be alcoholic, but it does help!

How to celebrate – Since on the “National Holiday” list every day is a holiday, come up with a punch to celebrate every day! Plan your upcoming parties around your punch! Be a great guest, and take some punch to a host’s party!

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