ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | December 21, 2008

4 Easy to Make Punch Recipes for the Holiday

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The perfect host welcomes her guests with a drink as soon as they remove their coat. Anytime you cater to a large group the easiest solution is to prepare a batch of a signature drink.

Serving a punch is ideal. Punch is making a come back with delicious new tastes. Simply put a family member in charge of filling the glasses while you are greeting the guests at the door.

I featured three festive punch recipes. My favorite is the Sparkling Punch from the SAQ, Quebec’s liquor board stores. I am sorry for not showing a picture of this orange concoction. I am stuck in a snowstorm and I forgot my USB cable to transfer pictures from my camera.

Sparkling Punch

Source: Tchin Tchin Winter 2008-2009

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz (125 ml) brandy
  • 4 oz (125 ml) orange liqueur, use Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 8 cups (2 l) pineapple juice
  • 2 oz (60 ml) cranberry syrup
  • A bottle (750 ml) of sparkling wine

I recommend a Californian sparkling wine made by a French Champagne house. You get the same taste than Champagne at a  fraction of the price. The Roederer Brut Anderson Valley is sublime.

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl filled with ice cubes, combine Clementine wedges, sliced or diced pineapples and cranberries. There should be plenty of fruits, imagine a sangria.
  2. Combine all the ingredients
  3. Serve in champagne flutes garnished with fruits

Christmas Punch Recipe

Source: Espace Cocktail – Make: 12 servings

christmas punch recipes with brandy and sparkiling wine

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz (180 ml) cognac or brandy
  • 3 oz (90 ml) citrus liqueur
  • 3 oz (90 ml) white rum
  • 8 oz (250 ml) pineapple juice
  • 8 oz (250 ml) grapefruit juice
  • 17 oz (500 ml) orange juice
  • 1 2/3 tablespoons (50 ml) sugar
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of sparkling wine
  • Pineapple slices

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the sparkling wine in a punch bowl
  2. Refrigerate for 2 hours
  3. Add ice cubes and the chilled sparkling wine immediately before serving
  4. Serve in an old-fashioned glass and garnish with a pineapple slice

Roska Punch

Source: Espace Cocktail – Make: 12 servings

roska punch recipe with vodka

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) rosé wine
  • 3 oz (90 ml) vodka
  • 1 oz (30 ml) citrus liqueur
  • 8 oz (250 ml) cranberry juice
  • 8 oz (250 ml) lemon soda
  • 8 oz (250 ml) fresh cranberries
  • 8 oz (250 ml) honeydew, diced or in balls
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl.
  2. Serve in old-fashioned glasses containing a few ice cubes and some fruits.

Modern Cocktail

Source: Espace Cocktail – Make: 12 servings

If you are into litchi, ginger ale and rum, prepare the Modern Cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz (450 ml) white rum
  • 10 oz (300 ml) litchi liqueur
  • 10 oz (300 ml) peach liqueur
  • 12 oz (360 ml) orange juice
  • 24 oz (720 ml) white cranberry juice
  • 24 oz (720 ml) ginger ale
  • 2 1/2 oz (75 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 lemon cut into slices
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl with a deep bed of the ice cubes.
  2. Serve in an old-fashioned glass with a few ice cubes and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Savor and drink responsibly!

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One Response to “4 Easy to Make Punch Recipes for the Holiday”

  1. To much alcolal!!!!!!!