- Posted September 20, 2013 by
September 20 - National Rum Punch Day
Rum Punch should certainly get its own national food holiday for its historical significance as a drink in itself. The broad definition of “punch” is just a drink that contains fruit or fruit juice, and may or may not be alcoholic. It’s often made in large batches and served in communal punch bowls at parties and sometimes included in alcoholic smoothie recipes. Rum punchhas been around almost as long as rum has been: rum made in the New World was mixed with lemon or lime juice and weak beer to make grog, a popular drink with the British Royal Navy in the 18th century. Nowadays, rum punches can vary wildly in their ingredients and tastes, from the super sweet to the perfectly pungent, and everything in between.