433 E. 6th St.
New York, NY
This Cuban rum bar was the first in NYC to develop an entirely punch-based drink menu. The punches come in three serving sizes: single glass, two to three, and groups of four to six. Settle into the tropical decor and unwind with a bowl of the Isle of Manhattan Fizz (Oronoco, Plymouth Gin, coconut puree, lime juice, pineapple juice, orange flower water and soda) or the Caribbean Fish House Punch (Hennessy VS, Smith and Cross Rum, peach brandy, maraschino liqueur and lemon juice).
20 Prince St.
New York, NY
Inspired by the French colonies, this underground lair’s cocktail menu includes several global-themed punches. Serving sizes range from vintage tea kettles to bowls for groups of 10, ranging in price from $35 to $130. For a taste of something exotic, sip the French Polynesian Society Island Cooler (aged rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, demerara syrup, ginger juice and grated nutmeg) or the Indochine Haloong Bay (green tea-infused gin, yuzu juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and ginger agave syrup).
210 Smith St.
Since opening in 2008, Julie Reiner’s classic cocktail bar has made a point to include vintage bowls of punch on its sprawling drink list. Serving four to six for $46, punches on the current menu include Kentile Punch (rye whiskey, chamomile-infused dry vermouth, lemon juice, honey and orange bitters) and the Punch de Grace (gin, Lillet Blonde, elderflower liqueur, pineapple juice, lemon juice and Benedictine).
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Selena Ricks-Good writes about drinks and produces events as The Dizzy Fizz.