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September 20th is National Punch Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to splash your
tonsils because it's National Punch Day! It's time to party for
no other reason than to drink punch! So let's get right into
celebrating National Punch Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, just think about it for a moment... how many times have
you gone to a party or a social gathering only to find a giant bowl of
fruity goodness waiting there for you to sip on? Someone always seems
to feel the need to make some punch and it's probably because it tastes
so dang awesome! So if almost every time there is a celebration you
have punch, then why even question why you would have a celebration for
punch? It's always there, it's popular and people love it and
that's why you have celebrations for certain things. But this drink
originated in India and the word punch comes from the Hindi word panch
or paantsch, as the drink was originally called. And sure, it was a
fruity drink that contained sugar, lemon and water but it also had
alcohol, tea and a bunch of spices. So it was kind of like a alcoholic
But when it comes to punches of today, regardless
of if it's spiked with alcohol or not, it usually contains fruity
beverages, carbonated beverages, actual fruit and maybe even some
frozen treats. There are so many different possibilities of mixtures
you could use when making punch that you may not end up drinking the
exact same punch twice in your lifetime, unless of course you really
like a certain type. Bottoms up!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, first you're going to
need a pretty bowl, now aren't you? I mean, punch really seems to stand
out when you have it in a nice, see through bowl with a matching ladle.
So go ahead and break yours out or pick one up at the store if you
don't have one. Because it's not really much of a celebration if you're
drinking out of a 5 gallon paint bucket, now is it? Once you've
got that covered you need to figure out what you're going to put in
your punch. What kind of fruit do you like? What kind of soda do you
like? Do you like any ice creams or sherbets? Do you feel like getting
drunk tonight? Brainstorm in all these areas and then start thinking of
how these ingredients will taste together. Blend them together in your
mind in a way that you know will be appealing to your tongue and then
go get those ingredients!
And you may even want to make quite a
few different punches if you plan on celebrating with others. In fact,
why don't you invite a bunch of people over tonight and have your
different punches sitting on a table, waiting for your guests to drink.
Don't tell anyone why you're having a party just say they should come
over and party with you tonight. And when people get there and ask,
"what's the occasion" just quickly change the subject and say, "you've
got to try out this punch!" I think they will all get the idea after a
while and if not, at least no one went thirsty! Have a great day
and enjoy the long line for the bathroom!