PRODUCT: Kronan Swedish Punsch
Swedish Punsch was a popular ingredient in cocktails in America until Prohibition, after which it just kind of disappeared. But thanks to Kronan, it's back. A sugarcane-based spirit, Swedish Punsch also contains rum, sugar and spices. Where did this sweet liqueur come from?
Swedish Punsch started as a grog to make sailors shut up during spice-hunting trips for the Swedish East India Company, but it soon became the hot thing for fancy rich people to drink because consuming imported things showed everyone how fancy and rich they were.
Now, you need neither be Swedish, rich nor fancy to try Punsch. It is sweet to some, but served over ice with a squeeze of lime, it becomes almost an instant Planter's Punch.