Punsch Liqueur Drinks - Punsch, also Arrack Punch or Swedish Punch, is a traditional Swedish liqour produced from arrack, neutral spirit, sugar and water. Arrack, originally a strong Indian liquor, came to Sweden in the 18th century imported from Java and it became the base ingredient for making punsch. The first ready-made punsch was sold in 1845 and initially the custom was to serve it warm, often together with yellow pea soup. In the middle of the 19th century it became popular to have it served chilled as a dessert. A liqueur is a class of spirit that is usually sweet and often served after dinner. It is produced by either mixing or redistilling spirits with natural ingredients such as fruits, plants, flowers, or chocolate. Sugar must be at least 2.5% of the contents by weight.