Hillside Farmacy's House Punch

Hillside Farmacy's House Punch
  • Yield:Serves 8
  • Active time:10 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour
  • Rated: 5.0

[Photograph: Melody Fury]

No matter the weather, the signature punch at Hillside Farmacy in Austin, Texas, created by Jade Place, is a crowd pleaser. At first glance, it appears to be a simple combination of gin and grapefruit juice with a splash of cava. When one tastes more attentively, the hibiscus tea's tart and floral nature come through.

About the author: Melody Fury is a writer and food photographer that shares her time between Austin, TX and Vancouver, BC. See what she's imbibing on Twitter @GourmetFury.

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  • For the Hibiscus syrup:
  • 1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • For the Punch:
  • 1 1/4 cups gin
  • 3 3/4 cups fresh red grapefruit juice from about 8 red grapefruits
  • 5 tablespoons hibiscus syrup
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Cava, chilled


  1. 1.

    To make the hibiscus syrup, steep the flowers in hot water for 5 minutes. Strain and discard the flowers. Combine with sugar, stirring until dissolved, and store in a sealed container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

  2. 2.

    To make the punch, combine gin, grapefruit juice, and hibiscus infused syrup in a pitcher or punch bowl. Top with the cava. Serve in glasses over ice cubes.

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