Tangy flavors of apricot, pineapple and grapefruit mingle with the subtle spices of rum and brandy in this warming winter punch.
The talented duo behind New York City’s ever-popular Employees Only offer up this reworked, Jerry Thomas classic in their book, Speakeasy: Classic Cocktails Reimagined From New York’s Employees Bar.
Kentucky Cardinal Punch (pictured)
This punch from Kentucky bartender Kyle Higgins gets a strong fruity backbone from Southern Belle shiraz, a robust Australian wine aged in used Pappy Van Winkle whiskey barrels.
This warm party punch from Manhattan bartender Jane Danger packs some added heat with a spicy jalapeño and rum honey. But chile-phobes shouldn’t fear: the heat of the spiced honey is not at all overwhelming; “in fact it’s very light and warming,” Danger notes.
Ginger and pears are a classic wintry duo, and here they become the base for a delicious sparkling punch.
Wassail is a traditional part of English Christmas celebrations, dating back to the 13th century. There are a myriad of recipes, but this more traditional recipe comes from Carla Bardi’s The Silver Book of Cocktails.