The original recipe for Fish House Punch comes from the State in Schuylkill club in Philadelphia. It dates to 1732.
Put sugar and water in a punch bowl and stir to dissolve .
Drink with caution. It goes down far too readilly after the first drink.
This recipie comes from The Gentleman's Companion exotic dring book by Charles H. Baker, Jr.
Any drastic changes to this recipie would not be Fish House Punch. The only allowable substitute would be 1 qt Bacardi (light ) rum for an equal amount of the Jamaican (dark) rum. This would make a lighter punch for the ladies.