Traditional Scottish Recipes
- Whisky Punch

Here is a recipe which will get any party going with a swing! The Punch can be made either hot or cold.

Ingredients for Hot Punch:
2 pints of freshly made, hot, milkless tea
1 pound of lump/cube sugar
1 bottle of whisky
One thinly sliced lemon

Method for Hot Punch Heat but do not boil the whisky. Pour the hot tea over the sugar and lemon and stir with a silver spoon until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the hot (but not boiling) whisky. Flame and serve.

Ingredients for Cold Punch:
2 pints boiling water
Half a pound of lump/cube sugar
1 bottle of whisky
3 lemons
A few leaves of mint

Method for Cold Punch:
Use a sharp knife to remove the yellow rind (not the white pith) from the lemons before squeezing out the juice. Place the peel, juice, mint and sugar in a large jug and add the boiling water. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. When it is cold, remove the lemon peel and mint and add the whisky. Chill before use. Add some thinly sliced soft fruit before serving from a punch bowl.

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