|3⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice|
|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|2 1⁄4 fl oz||Brandy, whisk(e)y, gin, rum etc.|
|3 fl oz||Fruit juice or water|
|3 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
Two traditional punches remain on today's cocktail lists, the 'Rum Punch' and the 'Hot Whisky Punch', now better known as the 'Hot Toddy'. Also bear in mind that the Gin Punch probably led to the creation of the Collins.
Long before the Martini, the V-shaped glass and the cocktail shaker, the drink of choice at society gatherings was punch and the punch bowl was the centre of activity at every party.
Our Punch page details the history of Punch.