5 summer punches to try at home

5 summer punches to try at home

Punch is an ancestor of our cocktails, originally from India: we have chosen 5 summer variations to refresh your afternoons and evenings.

Among the most popular methods to combat the scorching heat and that perennial heat that never seems to run out, there is certainly the preparation of fresh and thirst-quenching fruit or alcoholic drinks .punch is an Indian ancestor of cocktailsIt is no coincidence that the only relief of the day is being faced with an iced cocktail just waiting to be sipped in total relaxation. An original alternative that, at first glance, would seem slightly contrary to the needs of fresh and regenerating drinks, is punch . It is, in fact, a distant ancestor of our cocktails which is characterized by being sipped in the cold and winter months. Originally from India, punch immediately spread to Anglo-Saxon countries where it is still commonly used today during the Christmas holidays in large glass bowls from which it is served with the help of a ladle.


The original composition involves the use of five basic ingredients including citrus fruits, alcohol, water, sugar and some spices: the high alcohol content and the energetic character of the spices make it perfect for warming up in the colder months . In reality, however, there are numerous variations of summer punch to indulge in, all strictly fruit-based. We offer you 5 summer punch recipes that you can easily make at home .


  1. lemon and basil punchLemon and basil punch . Create aromatic ice by putting fresh mint and the zest of a lemon in the special trays, fill them with water and leave to rest in the freezer for a maximum of one night. Meanwhile, mix the juice of six lemons and six oranges with that of a pineapple. Add a glass of white rum, a few thinly sliced ​​basil leaves and 100 g of sugar. Stir until the latter has dissolved. At this point pour 200 ml of soda and let it rest in the refrigerator for about 2 hours. Pour into glasses and complete with mint and lemon flavored ice cubes.
  2. red punchRed punch . Mix 4 tablespoons of raspberry sorbet with 200 ml of cranberry juice. Add the juice of one lemon and let it cool in the fridge for a few hours. Before serving, add 200ml of sparkling lemonade and a dash of cranberry juice.
  3. ginger and orange punchPunch ginger and orange . Mix 200ml of white rum with 400g of raspberries and fresh mint. Let it rest in the refrigerator for half an hour. Add 200 ml of cranberry juice, 100 ml of ginger ale and the juice of one orange. Complete with slices of orange and a sprinkling of sugar on the edge of the glass.
  4. rum punchRum punch . Squeeze a lemon and set the juice and zest aside. Prepare the syrup by putting the peel of two oranges and that of the lemon, kept aside, in a mortar with 200 grams of sugar: pound everything with a pestle in order to let the essential oils come out. Meanwhile, bring 230 ml of water to a boil and add the sugary citrus fruits, mix and filter through a colander. Let the syrup cool. Take some cocktail glasses, put some ice cubes, 29 cl of syrup, 72 cl of ice water, 58 cl of rum and the juice of the reserved lemon. Mix and serve completing with a slice of orange to enhance the citrus notes of your punch.
  5. melon punchMelon punch . Mix 100 g of sugar with 4 tablespoons of brandy until it forms a doughy mixture. Add 1 melon cut into cubes and 200 ml of white wine. Leave to cool in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve in bowls adding 200 ml of soda last.

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