June 5th, 2008

Save the date for punch

Punch Party lithograph

“For nearly two hundred years, from the 1670s to the 1850s, the Kingdom of Mixed Drinks was ruled by the Bowl of Punch,” writes David Wondrich in Imbibe!, his book on “Professor” Jerry Thomas, bartending pioneer. For most modern-day people, punch is considered the tamest of drinks, involving roughly one part cheap champagne to 16 parts fruit juice, ginger ale and orange sherbet.

That is not the sort of punch that will be served at drinkboston’s Flowing Bowl party at Eastern Standard on June 30. No, we will offer up four different recipes of old-school — really old-school — punch, or, as Wondrich puts it: “A large-bore mixture of spirits, citrus, sugar, water, and spice that bears the same relation to the anemic concoctions that pass under its name today that gladiatorial combat does to a sorority pillow fight.”

More details to come, but put this on your calendar and start making your reservations:

Flowing Bowl Party
Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks
Monday, June 30, 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30, which includes four servings of punch and passed appetizers
For reservations call Eastern Standard at 617-532-9100

Hope to see you there!

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2 Responses to “Save the date for punch”

  1. Gayle

    Why the early start time, out of curiosity?

  2. ljclark

    Yes, it is the earliest start time ever for a drinkboston event. We chose it because we wanted to see what it would be like to do more of a cocktail-hour, after-work thing. And given that we *are* serving punch and that we will be using a bit of the patio outdoors, we thought a little more daylight time was appropriate. Hope you can make it, and thanks for the question.

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