Surely, there's a classier way to serve this, but I didn't have a horse bucket that the recipe recommended. David Wondrich's Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl is perhaps one of the best gifts I've ever received. He goes into great historical detail the origins and methods of mixing punch for large booze-laden parties.
Chatham Artillery Punch
The ingredients of this one are pretty ridonculous: prepared oleo-saccharum, one bottle each of bourbon, rum and cognac, and three bottles of champagne. Ice. That's it. And smiles :-)