Lesson details

The punch recipe is a little like sugar, spice and all things nice – one of sour, two of sweet, three of strong and four of weak! This classic cocktail formula is still used today, though many modern bartenders have altered it for contemporary tastes.

In this lesson for beginner bartenders, award-winning bartender Charlie Ainsbury shows you how to master the building blocks of punch so you don’t have to keep hundreds of recipes stored in your brain.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • The formula for punch, one of the foundations of the cocktail world
  • How the ingredients in punch can be substituted to create many drinks using the same formula

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to perfect your cocktail game with expert pointers!


Charlie Ainsbury

Charlie Ainsbury is a World Class recognized bartender and the co-owner of an award-winning spritz and cocktail bar in Sydney. He was twice named Australian Bartender of the Year.

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