There are few things more Dickensian than a bowl of punch.
Making punch is just a matter of presentation and planning. Or not planning. Here are five last-minute, large-format drinks that call for just a handful of ingredients and a ladle…
A Dickens-approved roasted clove and orange infused port punch, warmed and mulled with baking spices and further fortified with red wine.
Seattle bartender Andrew Bohrer's tea-infused take on Jerry Thomas's flaming Blue Blazer.
A cheek-warming mix of cognac, rum, citrus, sugar, black tea ... and fire.
Simply sherry, sugar and citrus, shaken and poured over crushed ice.
This is the future of bartending.