George Washington was partial to the legendary Fish House Punch, introduced in 1732 at the Schuylkill Fishing Club in Philadelphia.

This drink was featured as part of our Punch Recipes photo gallery.

  • Yield: 20 drinks
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 5 mins, plus chilling time 
  • Active: 5 mins

Ingredients (7)

  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 cups dark rum
  • 3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups brandy or cognac
  • 1 pint peach brandy
  • 2 peaches, peeled and sliced


Pour the sugar, water, rum, lemon juice, brandy, and peach brandy into a large bowl over a large disk of ice. Stir until blended, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Add the peach slices to float, and serve in chilled glasses.