If a ‘gram wasn’t posted to Insta, did it really happen? If you’re a millennial, the answer is nope. When you sit back and think of history though, you ask: how do we know that [event] even happened? For instance, the founding fathers drank 76 punch bowls (according to History.com) at the freedom celebration following the signing of The Declaration of Independence. *thinking face emoji*
Well, someone lived that moment to tell the tale, because the American tradition of punch bowls goes on as we continue to pour from the party staple today.
At the legendary Rose Club at The Plaza Hotel, guests can order from four, recently-launched punch bowl cocktails ideated by bartender, Laura Royer. Made for sharing, the punch bowls cost $300 each and are ideal for groups of six-to-eight guests – That’s under $40 per person and lots of drink.
There is live jazz music (Wednesday evenings only) and lighter gourmet fare in the plush setting too.
Choose your favorite, and sip amongst good company to celebrate any occasion.
The Rose Club Punch Bowl selection
Traditional Brandy Punch
Hennessy Cognac, Black Tea, Citrus Fruits & Angostura and Regan’s Bitters
Tropical Fruits and Juices, Ron Zacapa Rum, Appleton Rum & Fee Brother’s Peach and Orange Bitters
Holiday Wassail Punch
Bulleit Bourbon, Apple cider, Holiday Spices & Fresh Oranges, Apples and Lemons
*Part of a German ritual known as wassailing, that was to guarantee a bountiful harvest of apples in the coming year.
Fresh Lemon and Strawberries, Nolet gin & Moet & Chandon brut Champagne
Enjoy a punch bowl this holiday season with hopes of guaranteeing a bountiful harvest of good tiding for all in the coming year. (Snap a punch pic too…so there is proof.)
The Rose Club details
768 5th Ave. at Central Park S. (located in The Plaza Hotel, ), 212-546-5311, www.theplazany.com/dining/the-rose-club/
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