Super Bowls: The Punch Bowl Goes High Class
The punch bowl goes high class.
Photo by Bruce Peterson
Bartenders might be shaking frothy pisco sours and stirring icy Negronis when theyâ€™re on the clock, but theyâ€™re far more likely to keep things simple when entertaining at home. Simple as in that one-bowl wonder: punch. â€śItâ€™s a fun, easy way to make drinks for people where you arenâ€™t spending your entire time mixing. I much prefer hanging out with my guests,â€ť says Joy Richard, the bar manager at Fenwayâ€™s Citizen Public House, which offers punch for groups. â€śTraditionally, punches were intended to be communal drinks,â€ť says ArtBar head bartender Elizabeth Powell, who serves up shareable elixirs of her own to customers. To some, the beverage conjures up images of a spiked tropical concoction at prom, but Powell insists that it has gone high society. â€śThe cocktail,â€ť she says, â€śis basically an extension of punch.â€ť
Get the recipe for Richard’s scotch, sweet vermouth, and orange-curacao punch (pictured) at Chowder.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/11/punch-bowls/