At first glance, it appears to be a simple combination of gin and grapefruit juice with a splash of sparkling wine. When one tastes more attentively, hibiscus tea's tart and floral nature come through.
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Rye adds a distinct kick to the other soothing flavors like apple, ginger, and fennel in this winter punch from Fino in Austin, Texas. Bergamot tea is the clean, earthy base that ties the flavors together.
Jamie Boudreau of Canon in Seattle tells us that many prominent figures in American history, such as George Washington, have also enjoyed this rum-forward punch.
A fruit-filled punch that dates back to 1862.
Cardamom meets lemon, Black Grouse, and soda for what's a essentially a scotch Tom Collins against a cardamom backdrop.
This tropical punch gets its flavor and fragrance from ripe, fresh pineapple, which infuses a simple syrup for a few hours (or overnight.)
We served this tart, tangy, and boozy Negroni-inspired punch at our 3rd Annual Serious Eats Cookie Swap, and the revelers demanded a second batch almost immediately.
In addition to being gorgeous, this punch has a delicate, fresh flavor: the sweetness from bourbon, honey, and sparkling wine is well-balanced by tart, fresh grapefruit and rosemary-laced Aperol.
Pronounced "gun-ole," a Gunwhale is the upper edge of a ship's or boat's side. It's a perfect cocktail to come out of The Drink, a Williamsburg bar with a nautical vibe. The punch has the rich woodiness of bourbon without the tell-tale kick, so it's a little dangerous.
The Queequeg from The Drink is a rum punch named after a character in Moby Dick, and does its nautical namesake proud. The punch is made special thanks to the bottle of Cooper's Vintage Ale that's poured in just before serving. The beer's maltiness balances the sweetness of the rum and honey.
This punch from The Drink has the fresh sweetness of apple juice with the rich depth of the finest cider. And rum, of course, which doesn't hurt things at all.
We love the zesty tang that a healthy dose of lime juice lends to this bourbon-cider punch from Slightly Oliver. Don't skip the bay leaves, they add a wonderful aromatic depth.
An elegant punch that combines mellow pear and spicy ginger.
This floral punch combines plenty of soft layered jasmine flavor with a bit of hefty funk from Jamaican rum.
While he doesn't believe in strict recipes and is happy to create a bespoke punch catering to customers' tastes, Vincenzo Marianella of Copa D'Oro in Los Angeles often recommends this light and delicate punch as an introduction to tequila.
This strong and slightly funky sipper takes its name from the Jamaican rum that forms its base and because Library Bar's Matthew Biancaniello offers it as a freebie on the weekends to keep waiting customers happy as he crafts their cocktails.
Wild Turkey rye gives this smooth sweet-tart punch from Seven Grand in Los Angeles a bit of a spicy kick.
We threw a little shindig today to say goodbye to SE Ad Sales Director Erin Adamo. I mixed up this bubbly punch—it's a good brunch or predinner drink: a little tart, a little sweet, and a little more complex than you'd expect.
Anybody can ice down a cooler of beer or a chill a few bottles of rosé for an outdoor party. But as I wrote on Wednesday, preparing a large-format punch or pitchers of drinks for your guests is a way to bump up the celebratory spirit without sapping your own time to mingle.
To finish off this roundup of recipes from Dave Wondrich's Punch, I have selected a monster. The big dog. The epic, party-starting, punch-to-end-all-punches: Chatham Artillery Punch.