Welcome back to Punch For Two! It’s been awhile but let’s not pretend that we ever really forget about sharing a delicious tumbler of punch with our friends and loved ones! Also, it’s October. SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE Y’ALL.
I’m pretty excited about this one cause it’s 1. Punch, 2. uses Lemon Sherbet, and 3. contains Denizen Merchant’s Reserve.
When I started the Punch for Two Series last year, I will admit, I didn’t really have much of a clue about what I was doing. The ingredients were tasty, but I was approaching punch-making from a cocktail perspective. Yes, amateur at best and not the best way to create a Punch recipe. Forgive me!
(and now you say to the computer, “Home Bar Gurl, you are forgiiiiiven.”)
Well, now I’ve read David Wondrich’s immortal book about Punch, and I’m creating Punch recipes with a more informed perspective. Therefore, two things are imperative: 1. that we add water to our Punch and 2. that we get our Nutmeg ready for grating!
Here are the majestic ingredients. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got Lemon Sherbet and DD Mix (or another Allspice + Cinnamon Mix) ready. I promise you, Lemon Sherbet will change your life and give your drinks so much more pizzaz. Pizzaz is a thing we like, right? YAS.
Oranje Punch for Two (yields 2-3 servings per person)
- 4 oz Denizen Merchant’s Reserve Rum
- 1 oz Smith & Cross (Optional, I wanted more heat & funk)
- 1 1/2 oz DD Mix
- 1 oz Carpano Antica
- 2 oz fresh Orange Juice
- 1 oz Lemon Sherbet
- 3 oz Cold Water
- Garnish: freshly grated Nutmeg
Combine ingredients and stir. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour. When serving, add ice, add Punch, and grate Nutmeg over each Punch cup.
I swear to the stars, Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is phenomenal in Punch. Cheers to all y’all’s autumnal festivities!