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PUNCH ROOM

From its birth on the sun-bleached decks of 17th century trade ships, Punch found its way into cutthroat seafarers’ taverns in port cities and from there to the tables and garden parties of the aristocracy. You could say that Punch was the first truly modern drink. Making use of exciting new ingredients discovered on the trade routes, the five traditional ingredients of punch highlighted spirits from Europe and the colonies, spices and citrus from Africa and the east, teas from China and India, and sugar from the Indies.

It’s a drink of pirates, traders and sailors, a drink of kings, noblemen, and soldiers. It’s a deep and complex story of trade, co-operation and optimism for the new world but with undeniable base notes of thievery, exploitation and death. In essence, the story of punch is the story of the modern world.

We invite you to come with us on this journey into our past and hopefully our future too: punch is a social drink, a celebration of communality; a collection of ingredients from across the globe brought together to create a symphonious whole, so we serve the punches individually or in bowls, to share.

Punch Room Takeovers

The Barcelona EDITION’s famous Punch Room will host a series of Pop-Ups. The EDITION brand now boasts five Punch Rooms across the world and for the first time head bartenders from both The Madrid EDITION and The London EDITION Punch Rooms will be in Barcelona during this key moment for the city.

Sunday, October 2nd – The London EDITION bar manager Anthony Callegari will be in charge, serving signature cocktails from the London menu, and on

Monday, October 3rd – The Madrid EDITION’s head bartender Simone Ruta will be taking over with recipes from Madrid.

Wednesday, October 5th – Award-winning Galaxy Bar (based in Dubai) and their team, Beverage Manager Krystian Hordejuk, General Manager Arlene Turner and Bartender Coralie Doillet, will host a pop-up. Galaxy Bar is one of the World’s 50 Best nominees, and will be showcasing some of their best cocktail recipes for guests and locals alike to enjoy.

Barcelona Cocktail Experience Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 4 at 11:30 AM CEST

On the day of The World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony, Punch Room will host the BCEX Panel discussion: The Evolution of Bars Around The World, where seven of the nominees on the 50 Best List will gather to discuss the state and future of the industry. Panelists include:

Jean Trinh of AlquĂ­mico (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia) – who has just been revealed as the winner of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award 2022
Krystian Hordejuk of Galaxy Bar (Dubai)
Julio Cabrera of Café La Trova (Miami, USA)
Patrick Pistolesi of Drink Kong (Rome, Italy)
Diego Cabrera from Salmon Guru (Madrid)
Lidiyanah “Yana” K. from Atlas Bar (Singapore)
Gina Barbachano from Hanky Panky (Mexico City)

Barcelona Cocktail Experience Village

October 2nd & 3rd at Palau Dalmases, located in the El Born neighborhood.

Witness the Punch Room London, Barcelona and Madrid teams come together for an exclusive Punch Room Pop-up experience at the Barcelona Cocktail Experience Village combing the best of each city.

The event, open to the public, will bring together brands, bartenders and cocktail lovers alike. This will be a significant moment as it’s the first time EDITION Hotels is featuring the three teams in one destination, in a specially built pop-up which incorporates signature design influences from Punch Rooms around the world. The pop-up will see Bar Manager Anthony Callegari from The London EDITION, Lello Tagliamonte, Head Bartender from The Barcelona EDITION and Simone Ruta, Head Bartender from The Madrid EDITION coming together to showcase the best recipes from every Punch Room in Europe.

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