"The Fish House Punch is one of the most famous American punches," says Philips. "Traditionally drunk around Thanksgiving, this punch was first invented in the early 18th century at a club called the Schuylkill Fishing Company in Philadelphia. This contemporary version brings the recipe into the 21st century and makes the most of Australia's summer peach season. Freeze a two-litre block of ice two days before serving this punch - an ice-cream tub is perfect for this."
Note For sugar syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to the boil, then cool completely and refrigerate.
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