Catfish Day? Who ever knew there was one, and why there even is one… but it does give us the perfect excuse to make our variation on a famous punch recipe, the Fish House Punch, which is believed to have originated at a Philadelphia fishing and social club.
Precisely when the drink was first made remains unknown, but drinks historian David Wondrich says the first written reference to it appeared in 1794. Whatever its origins, it would originally have been mixed in larger quantities and served from a big bowl.
The following poem may be recited when serving this cocktail:
There's a little place just out of town
Where, if you go to lunch
They'll make you forget your mother-in-law
With a drink called Fish House Punch.
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