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Pleasantly Punched!

Planning to host a summer soiree? One great tip I’ve learned in working with bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts is not to take yourself away from your own party by getting stuck behind the bar and mixing individual cocktails for your guests. Instead, plan to serve a punch!

Having a killer punch recipe on hand is a phenomenal way to impress your guests. Plus, the ease of being able to prepare the drink before your guests arrive and, in turn, have them serve themselves, takes some of the extra duties of playing host off of your shoulders.

Below are three new recipes from Pernod Ricard USA that are sure to leave you and your guests pleasantly punched! Enjoy!

Dre Masso’s Royal Jamboree Punch

Dre Masso’s Royal Jamboree Punch:
Dre Masso is a leading mixologist and bar consultant. Working with some of London’s best bars for almost 20 years,

Dre is internationally renowned for his cocktail recipes. His Royal Jamboree Punch is a fruity twist on the traditional recipe, a quintessentially English flavor perfect for the summer months.

  • 300ml Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 5 tablespoons Strawberry Jam
  • 5 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 100ml Dubonnet
  • 300ml Red Grape Juice
  • Lemonade
  • Lemon wheels, fresh strawberries sliced in half and sliced red grapes

Pour all ingredients except lemonade into a punch bowl or jug and stir well, making sure the jam is mixed thoroughly. To serve, add ice and punch to a highball glass and garnish. Top with lemonade.

Beefeater Garden Party Punch
Celebrating the quintessential English country garden, the Beefeater Garden Party punch combines the best ingredients from the English countryside.

Beefeater Garden Party Punch

  • 3 parts Beefeater London Dry Gin
  • 3 parts Sparkling English Wine
  • 2 parts Good Quality Pressed Pear or Apple Juice
  • 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 part Elderflower Cordial
  • ½ part Sugar Syrup
  • Pear and apple slices

Stir all ingredients with a large ice block and serve with ice in a highball glass. For large ice block: filling a clean, empty juice carton three quarters full with water and freezing. When frozen, carefully cut carton away from the ice.

Sarah Sercia’s “Saas & Spice” Punch

  • 2 bottles of Hiram Walker Watermelon Sour Schnapps
  • 2 gallons of fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 gallon fresh lime juice
  • Pink peppercorn
  • Celery bitters

Add Hiram Walker Watermelon Schnapps and juices to punch bowl.  Stir.  Add about 45 dashes of celery bitters and stir again.  Add ground pink peppercorn on top.  Fill ice with glass and serve over ice.  Yields about 75. 

Cheers!
SJ

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Friday’s Feature Cocktail: Hiram Walker Watermelon Daiquiri

Welcome to another edition of Friday’s Feature Cocktail! While there is a big cocktail weekend ahead for us all (best of luck, liver!) today’s featured cocktail is neither a Julep nor a Margarita. And while I kind of really do want to explore mixing up that Mint Margarita idea I pondered about yesterday, today I feature a beverage that already comes tested and approved from the Cocktail Culture bar. I introduce to you, the Hiram Walker Watermelon Daiquiri:

Hiram Walker Watermelon Daiquiri:

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into cocktail glass.

Cheers and I hope you enjoy mixing up this new cocktail for you and your friends!
SJ

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Ashamed of Myself…

A brand new margarita recipe for you! The Watermelon Margarita featuring Hiram Walker's award winning Triple Sec and brand new Watermelon Schnapps.

You guys, I’m not gonna lie. I’m terribly disappointed in myself for not getting up the National Margarita Day post that you all most certainly deserved. My Southwestern upbringing has established a deeply rooted love for all things Margarita – the good, the bad, and the slushie – and I let both myself and you readers down by not posting yesterday.

But, never fear! I have a brand new margarita recipe in store for you today, featuring Hiram Walker’s newest product, Watermelon Schnapps. This new 30 proof liqueur adds bold color yet delicate, natural flavors (not that pucker quality you may think of) to make a bright, refreshing margarita. There is also no denying the great balance of sweet and acidic properties in this margarita, which is enough to make me content and longing for summer to creep back into the picture. Here’s the recipe:

Watermelon Margarita

  • 1 part Hiram Walker® Watermelon Schnapps
  • 1 part Avion® Silver Tequila
  • ¾ part Hiram Walker® Triple Sec
  • ¾ Fresh Lime Juice

Shake with ice. Pour into a coupe, margarita or rocks glass. 

I hope you enjoy taking this recipe for a test run!

Cheers,
SJ

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January Boozey News Recap

Hello awesome readers! Sorry for the gap, yours truly has been really under the weather for the past week and has spent minimal time on the Internet as a result. But I’m back and (nearly completely) back to health!

Since I missed sharing a lot of great blog posts I have read over the last few weeks, I thought I’d do a January Boozey News Recap today and share some links to other great reads online.

January started with a bang with the announcement of Hiram Walker’s newest flavor, Watermelon Schnapps. Lots of press wrote excitedly about the latest product launch, now available nationwide.  And the month capped off with a celebration of the Brandy Alexander, a cocktail that has many consumers pulling Hiram Walker off the shelves for their customized recipes.

Some other recipes of note:

  • Blair over at Good Spirits News showcases the Admiral Perry cocktail – a drink he developed with special consideration for the launch of Hiram Walker Original Cinn.
  • A History of Drinking pays homage to one of the most revered TV commercials with The Macintosh cocktail 
  • And Mark of Cocktails, 365 features Hiram’s Caramel Apple Liqueur paired with Barenjager in his Bit o Honey cocktail. It’s one I’ll surely keep in my pocket for the Jewish New Year in September 😉

Cheers!
SJ

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