Interestingly, at Rick House, they make most of their punches a la minute.
They have a few recipes with the amounts nailed down for groups and just go at it with a big measuring cup.
In addition to the fun for the customers of sharing a punch bowl with a group of friends, this enables Rick House to make drinks for 5-8 guests in only slightly more time than it would take to make a couple cocktails.
Mr. Daniel Hyatt and I have also had some luck serving punches for the last 3 or 4 Savoy Cocktail Book night at Alembic. Having a prepared punch on hand takes some of the pressure off of us on these nights where we have to look up nearly every cocktail we make. We've also found some continuing interest in punch bowls for groups, which we usually make a la minute. Fish House is an easy one which I've done and Daniel has done others.
Have you, or establishments in your city, been experimenting with Punch? I'd be curious to know how wide spread a phenomenon it is.
It will be interesting to see if this interest in punch continues or if is just a fad of the moment.
Edited by eje, 01 October 2009 - 02:35 PM.