Cocktails 2010: Punches

Wayne Collins: Punch Promoter

London-based master bartender Wayne Collins has noticed a worldwide return to "one of Britain's great gifts to the world of drinks: the punch!" Collins, who appears regularly on the BBC show Something for the Weekend, has been a champion of what he calls "this timeless and oldest form" of cocktail for more than a decade, in part for its communal quality ("It's perfect for social gatherings"). In keeping with the original definition of a punch, however—simply, a mixed drink—he offers a few excellent single-serving punches here, too, like the supercreamy Bourbon Milk Punch.

Party Punches

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