Set Your Punch On Fire The Charles Dickens Style

written by Yoga David 11th December 2013



There has to be few things that are more Dickensian than a bowl of punch. If you are a great lover of drinks this might be interesting to you.

Dickens used to wove spirits into his writing (assuming you’ve read his works) repeatedly and through his writing s he even conceived his own punch.

For the punch, he used this recipe that he included in a letter he wrote to a friend, writing that it might make her “for ninety years…a beautiful Punchmaker in more senses than one.”

A cheek-warming mix of rum, citrus, cognac, and sugar, Dickens wanted this recipe to “cook” by setting the spirit mix on fire.

We urge you to take care and extra precaution with this step to avoid any accidental hazard burns o your side.

Here is the Punch Recipe

Check out the video below.

Charles Dickens’s Punch from PUNCH on Vimeo.


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