Punch Romaine

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

This punch dates back to the late eighteenth century and was a spin on the alcoholic punches often served at the end of a meal, after the ladies had departed for the drawing room. It was very common at gentlemen’s clubs, and satires of the time lampooned the English habit of getting too drunk to stand up and missing the chamber pot. In the more staid atmosphere of the late nineteenth century, large bowls of punch continued to be popular for parties, but iced punches evolved both as a pick-m