Feeling punchy?

January 24, 2011. Category: bar

I’m not sure how but, someone (probably Martha) says you must have something at your wedding and we all fall in line.  The specialty drink is great example.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a yummy cocktail, or two, but since everyone has them, the specialty drink just isn’t feeling so special anymore. 

For a new twist, how about serving a punch? You can create a beautiful display with the libation and it might even take the crush off your bar a bit. 

Two of our favorite recipes
Pomegranate Champagne Punch Recipe

yield: Makes 12 servings

Ingredients of Pomegranate Champagne Punch Recipe

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne
1 1/2 cups white rum
1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
Pomegranate seeds
Fresh mint leaves
1 ice block

Bring 1/2 cup water and sugar to boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool syrup completely.
Combine Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in punch bowl. Add enough syrup to sweeten to taste. Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves. Add ice block to bowl.

Baptist Punch
1 part cranberry juice
2 part orange juice
1 part pineapple juice
* Everclear

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