Algonquin Bar Punch

Peel from 4 lemons (removed in strips with vegetable peeler)
1/3 cup superfine sugar
2 cups fresh raspberries, divided
3 cups Plymouth Sloe Gin
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups Coruba dark Jamaican rum
6 cups ice cubes
1 ice block
2 cups chilled brut Champagne
Lemon slices

Place lemon peel strips in large bowl. Add sugar and mash with muddler or wooden spoon to infuse sugar with lemon. Add 1 1/4 cups raspberries and mash to blend. Pour in sloe gin, lemon juice, and rum. Add ice cubes; stir to blend.

Refrigerate punch 20 minutes.

Place ice block in punch bowl. Strain punch over ice block into bowl. Add Champagne; stir to blend. Garnish punch with lemon slices and remaining 3/4 cup raspberries.

Ladle into punch cups.

Servings: 12


10″ Cocktail Muddler & Mixing Spoon

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