A recipe that dates back to the 17th century: Make yourself a refreshing ice punch

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Pan is one of the most famous drinks in the world that is usually served in deep, round bowls that are characteristic of this refreshing drink. There are many varieties of this delicious drink, and it was drunk as early as the 17th century.

It is believed that the name of the drink is borrowed from the Hindi language and translates as "five". It got its name from the original recipe, which consisted of five ingredients. In the original, punch consisted of alcohol, sugar, fruit or fruit juice, water and spices.

Punch is a popular holiday drink that is drunk hot, and throughout history people have adapted it to the ingredients and the season, so today there are different versions – hot, cold, fruity, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. We chose the cold version according to the summer ones above. Read the recipe below.

Ingredients needed:

- 1 liter of black tea (chilled)
– half a liter of iced forest fruit tea
– 200 ml of white rum
– 150 ml thick lemon juice
– 150 ml of cranberry juice
– 2 whole oranges
– 2 whole lemons
– 2 whole limes


Brew black tea and add honey if desired. Wait for the tea to cool down well. Fill a deep bowl with ice, and place the sliced ​​fruit on top of the ice. If you want sweeter drinks, you don't have to dilute the lemon juice with water, just pour it over ice and fruit. Add the black tea, forest fruit tea, rum and at the very end, slowly pour in the blueberry juice. If desired, add a handful of fresh blueberries. Cheers!

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