Punsch (also known as Arrack Punch, Caloric Punch or Punch) is a traditional liqueur in Sweden and to a lesser extent some other Nordic countries produced from arrack, neutral spirits, sugar, water, and various flavorings. Arrack, originally a strong Indian liquor, was imported from Java and became the base ingredient for making punsch.
Early on, arrack was mixed with the other ingredients and heated, immediately before consuming it. Therefore it was served warm. From ca. 1840, when the drink's popularity was spreading, ready-mixed punsch was sold. From that time on, the habit of drinking it heated was gradually replaced by serving it chilled in the same way that Brännvin, Swedish vodka, is traditionally served. Especially during the winter, when served in combination with Swedish pea soup, it is still served hot.
- Carlshamns Flaggpunsch
- Cederlunds Caloric
- Facile Punsch
- Trosa Punsch
- Helmi Arrakkipunssi
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