La Patria Punch Recipe

La Patria Punch Recipe

[Photo: Jaime Boudreau]

Another oldie-but-goodie from Jamie Boudreau of Canon, Seattle, found in the writings of Jerry Thomas from 1862. This punch is great for a long evening—the light and effervescent flavors will deepen and get richer as the punch is allowed to develop.

Note: To make a large ice block, freeze water in a Tupperware container overnight.

  • Yield:Serves 20
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes


  • 2 oranges, cut into slices
  • 1 whole pineapple, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Cognac
  • 1 large ice block
  • 3 bottles sparkling wine, chilled


  1. 1.

    30 minutes before serving, place orange slices and pineapple cubes in a large punch bowl. Top with Cognac.

  2. 2.

    When ready to serve, add sparkling wine and stir gently. Add large ice block. Serve in ice-filled punch glasses.