Le punch, or ponch, called planteur in the French West Indies, is a cocktail containing fruit in pieces and the juice of these fruits. The recipe has several variations, alcoholic or not. Conventionally, the punch is served in a bowl called the punch bowl (punch bowl).

Its history dates back to the XNUMXth century. It was created by British sailors in Saint Lucia, in the Caribbean, who mixed tafia (rustic rum) with sugar, tea, cinnamon and lemon. These 5 ingredients inspired its name: “panch” in Hindi or in Persian meaning “five”. The drink was first in fashion in England before being very successful in France in the second half of the XNUMXth century. They now have many variations, depending on the country and culture.

Level of difficulty: easy
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Glasses: punch glass
20 people
1 liter of orange juice
1 liter of pineapple juice
400 ml cane sugar syrup
400 ml lemonade
2 limes
1 apple
1 pear
1 banana
1 fishing
1 pineapple
ice cubes
fruits (strawberries, cherries ...)


  • Pour all the liquid ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Cut the fruit into pieces and add to the salad bowl.
  • Mix and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Add cubed or crushed ice cubes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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