It’s thought that punch came from the Hindi word panch, meaning “five,” and, in fact, punches originally were made with five ingredients: lime juice, sugar, spices, water and a fermented sap called arrack. British sailors used to drink this concoction to ward off scurvy in the 1600s, but luckily for us, the practice evolved into something far more recreational.
- 1 1⁄2 oz. dark rum
- 6 oz. freshly squeezed orange juice
- Dash of grenadine
- Juice of 1/4 lime
- 1 tsp. simple syrup
- Orange slices
- In a cocktail shaker over ice, combine rum, orange juice, grenadine, lime juice, and syrup. Shake well, then strain into a tall glass over ice. Garnish with an orange slice.