Yearn for the days when ladies and gents could ladle gallons of gin punch into goblets, then pour it down their gullets?
You can indulge in the very same experience this summer, at The House of St Barnabas in Soho, where gin distillers Sipsmith are serving up a historic punch recipe with a twist.
The heady concoction consists of Sipsmith's London Dry Gin, Earl Grey tea, lemon verbena, pink rose petals, lemon peel, lemongrass and borage — a herb that was particularly popular in 19th century booze.
Here's a great chance to drink in the salubrious, usually members only House of Barnabas, and get a taste of alcoholic history at the same time.
The Punch House, House of St Barnabas Soho, 1 Greek Street, W1D 4NQ is open on Sundays through June and July. Tickets cost £15 per person and include first tipple on arrival, and a snoop around the club. All ticket sales go directly to The House of St Barnabas charity.
Check the website for availability.