Ti’ punch (pronounced as “tea paunch”) is typically served as an aperitif and is often constructed tableside by each drinker, who knows the proportions he or she prefers. See the recipe for Ti’ Punch »
The alcoholic fruit drink we know as punch is an Indian invention that was adopted in the 1600s by British sailors, who later introduced it to the Caribbean islands, where it flourished.
Captain Radcliffe's Punch
This smooth-drinking white wine- and cognac-based punch is inspired by one described in a poem by the 17th-century English army captain and courtier Alexander Radcliffe. As with many punches, this one tastes the best when chilled by a single large block of ice instead of fast-melting cubes, which water down the punch too quickly.