Punch is the term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced from India to the United Kingdom in the early seventeenth century, and from there its use spread to other countries. Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls.
The word punch is a loanword from Sanskrit पञ्च (pañc), meaning “five”, as the drink was originally made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices.
The drink was brought to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early seventeenth century. From there it was introduced into other European countries. When served communally, the drink is expected to be of a lower alcohol content than a typical cocktail.
Today, soft drink manufacturers distribute many types of “fruit punch” beverages. These are usually red colored drinks. Despite the name, most brands contain only a small fraction of actual fruit juice, the major constituents being sugar or corn syrup, citric acid, and artificial flavors.
Here i am going to make a homely summer non alcholic punch, made out of Watermelon and Orange. Try it out and let me know the results.
- Freshly squeezed Orange Juice 1/4 cup.
- Watermelon deseeded 3/4 cup.
- Sugar 1 and 1/2 Teaspoon
- Ice Cubes 3- 4
- Blend Water melon and Sugar.
- Strain the Mixture in to a glass; Pour Freshly squeezed Orange Juice and Ice Cubes on top of it.
- Decorate with Watermelon and Orange.