Oktoberfest, Schmoktoberfest. Today is Rum Punch Day, and we are all about the classic mixeddrink, which folk have been enjoying for around 400 years.
Way back when, British sailors, finding themselves short on beer, turned to local hooch and local ingredients in the tropics. Since then, punch has gone through many permutations - from the hot punches the Victorians loved, through the mixed fruit stickies that bedevilled the 1980s, through to the rediscovery of classic punch recipes today.
We love a good Rum Punch, with its balance of sweet, sour, strong, weak and spice, and we'll be recapturing the summer spirit with one in hand today.
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