Sangria and punch recipes
Super Bloom Punch
1 part Hendrick's Midsummer Solstice
2/3 part Hibiscus Tea
1/2 part Lemon Juice
1/2 part Lillet Rose (or Cocchi Rosato)
1/4 part Simple Syrup
1/4 part Crème de Cassis
1 part Sparkling Water
Combine ingredients in punch bowl over large block of ice and stir.
Garnish with a combination of fresh berries & edible flowers.
Glassware: punch bowl and rocks glasses
Sparkling Blood Orange Sangria
1 quart cranberry juice
1 pound cranberries, dried
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 lemon, peeled and diced to a 1/4 inch
7 ounces vodka, Bellow's
2 ounces pomegranate syrup
2 tablespoons Hiram Walker Raspberry Liqueur
2 ounces orange juice concentrate, Minute Maid
1 bottle of red wine or champagne
Place cranberry juice, cranberries and sugar in a sauce pot.
Heat up over high heat until it just starts to simmer. Do not let this reduce or boil off, just warm it enough to start to dissolve the sugar and plump the cranberries.
Once the juice has warmed up, remove it from the heat and chill in an ice bath. Stir this a few times to dissolve the sugar.
Once the juice has chilled, mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Stir this together very well to combine it all together.
Store it in the fridge until ready to serve.
Serves 4 to 6
For serving, pour 4 ounces of mixer into a glass and top with 6 ounces of red wine or champagne.
Citrus Rum Sangria
3 lemons diced
1 pineapple diced
¾ cup sugar
23 ounces. pineapple juice
1 cup limoncello liquor
1 cup pineapple rum
¾ cup white rum
8 cups of pineapple puree concentrate
1 bottle of white wine
Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir.
Place sangria mixture in fridge and allow to maturate overnight.
When serving, pour equal parts sangria mix and chilled white wine in a glass.
Serves 4 to 6
We can't leave out whiskey fans. Consider experimenting with Monkey Shoulder, a 100 percent Malt Whiskey made for mixing with fruit aromas and mellow vanilla notes (www.monkeyshoulder.com). In addition to a peppy punch, here's a recipe for Jungle Juice, a fun play on an old college age beverage. Buy it at your nearest Binny's Beverage Depot.
Funky Monkey Punch Cocktail by Vance Henderson
1½ parts Monkey Shoulder whiskey
2 parts Coconut Water
½ parts Fresh Orange Juice
¾ parts Salted-Cinnamon Syrup*
1 Splash of Club Soda
Garnish with Orange Wedge & Mint Sprig
Build in highball glass or punch bowl over ice, lightly stir and garnish with orange wedge and mint sprig.
2 ounces Monkey Shoulder whiskey
2 ounces Coco Lopez
3 ounces pineapple juice
¾ ounce lime juice
Plenty of Angostura bitters
Pinch of salt
Ice and let a NutriBullet or blender to do all the work