David Wondrich’s Punch App Debuts

comboMartin Doudoroff is at it again. The cocktail enthusiast and tech expert behind popular recipe apps like PDT Cocktails and Beachbum Berry’s Total Tiki (read more about him in our profile) has completed his fifth release, now available on iTunes. The subject? David Wondrich’s Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl.

Just in time for the holiday season, the app will be a helpful tool for those looking to entertain large crowds, as it features a whopping 64 recipes spanning six centuries, including hot and cold punches. Doudoroff recommends the Philadelphia Fish House Punch and the Artillery Punch as favorites, but he also notes that most of the recipes in the app are flexible and accommodate variation. “Once you’ve made a few, you can confidently adapt and tweak, using any of the recipes here as a template,” he says.

Doudoroff is especially excited about this release because he says Wondrich’s book “completely changed and refocused” how he entertains guests during the holiday season, so he wanted to share that same joy with others. “Most of these punches aren’t that much work once you wrap your head around the basic protocols—in fact, punch is a wonderful convenience: a big batch of punch is a more economical and efficient way to serve drinks to a bunch of people than the alternatives.”

Features like the ingredient checklist and criteria filters help make it easy to identify which recipes you can make at home, and ingredient definitions are also included for some of the most obscure inclusions. The app costs $9.99, and is available in the Apple app store now.