Thursday, May 25, 2017

Very Cherry Cognac Punch

Summer is rapidly approaching, and with it, scorching hot days and fresh fruit straight off the farm.  What do the hottest of days call for?  Punch. 

Punches are great for the summer because you can pre-batch them, and leave your guests to help themselves.  Personally, I like punches that are boozy, fruity, and with a splash of bubbles, and this very cherry punch is all of the above. 

My Very Cherry Cognac Punch is made with H by Hine Cognac, a lovely cognac that is fruity and floral, Luxardo Sangue Morlacco Cherry Liqueur (a macerated cherry brandy and one of my favorite cocktail modifiers), Fresh Lemon Juice, Port, and Sparkling Cherry Juice - yep, the same stuff your grandma serves the kids for thanksgiving dinner instead of wine.  This punch is sweet and tangy, and has just enough bitterness from the cherry to balance out the booziness of the cognac.  The lemon is subtle but helps cut through all the sweetness, and adds a nice zippy flavor to the punch.   

Cherry Cherry Cognac Punch
Created by Gastronomista

1 part H by Hine Cognac
1 part Luxardo Sangue Morlacco
1 part Port
1 part Lemon Juice
1 bottle Sparkling Cherry Juice

Build over a large block of ice and garnish with fresh, edible flowers.  Garnish each glass with a fresh cherry or a Luxardo Cherry.

Cheers to the start of summer!

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