Anybody feeling wealthy today? Then how about some Millionaire Punch?


This recipe is from the fantastic Here’s How cocktail book from 1941. Besides having a wooden cover and bound with leather strips and hinges, it also has some fantastic illustrations.


Millionaire Punch
Author: Here’s How, 1941
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 dash lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 jigger bourbon
  • 2 dashes grenadine
  • Dash Creme de Menthe
  1. Shake well with cracked ice and strain into goblet. Add Creme de Menthe and dress with fruit.


Not exactly sure why this is called Millionaire Punch, but if I was to speculate I would probably guess it is the look of this thing. It uses two citrus fruits as garnish and it is served in a goblet. Faaan-cy!



“How is it?”

“Oh man, so sour. Millionaires must have eaten a lot of lemons back in the day.”

The Verdict: Sour

From The Tasting Notes –

Painfully sour, although the citrus/mint combo had a very pleasant aftertaste. Too much lemon, but the lemon we used may have been too big. Maybe lemons used to be smaller? The drink would definitely be better with much less lemon, probably about two tablespoons of lemon juice rather than a whole lemon.