Muckraker Punch

[Photo: Naomi Bishop]

This drink from Jim Romdall at Seattle's Vessel shows what a few more refined spirits will do to a punch. VSOP Cognac and aged sherry are lightened by the apricot and lemon.

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Muckraker Punch

About This Recipe

Yield:serves 1
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:cocktail shaker and strainer
This recipe appears in: 6 Great Punch Recipes from Seattle Bars


  • 1 ounce Chateau d'Orignac VSOP Cognac
  • 3/4 ounce Dry Sack 15 year sherry
  • 1/2 ounce Giffard apricot liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lime twist


  1. 1

    Combine cognac, sherry, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. 2

    Strain into ice-filled glass. Garnish with lime twist.

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