Who Invented “Punch”, How Did the Party Bowl Get its Name, and Where Did the Mixed Drinks Come From?

Punch is usually a mixture of fruit and soda drinks combined with alcohol and served at large gatherings.

It originated from the British colonization of northern India after the colonizers discovered a refreshing native drink made from five ingredients:

rice alcohol blended with tea, sugar, and lemon, then diluted with water.

who invented punch how did the party bowl get its name and where did the mixed drinks come from

The Hindi word for five, the number of ingredients, is punch.

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