The Fish House Punch Redux at Silver Lyan

Jason Wilson

Among the classic cocktails, few are older than Fish House Punch. First concocted in the early 18th century at a gentlemen’s fishing club in Philadelphia called the Schuylkill Fishing Company of Pennsylvania, it was traditionally made in a bowl so large it did double duty as a baptismal font for infants. George Washington was known to celebrate with it. Charles H. Baker Jr., in his 1939 classic The Gentleman’s Companion, wrote, “The mix has come...