A drinking punch is a great way to serve up a variety of beverages in one go. They can be made with a range of different ingredients and are usually inexpensive to make, too. The key to making a good punch is to make it with a balance of alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks.
It’s also important to ensure that the drink you serve has enough ice to stay cold and to provide an adequate volume. You can use ice cubes, crushed ice or even frozen fruit to help with this. If you are using fresh fruit, you can add it a few hours before serving to allow it to chill in the mix.
This is especially important if you are serving the punch in a carafe. You want to make sure that you are providing an equal amount of ice in each glass so that guests don’t end up with too much or too little. You can also use a strainer to regulate the amount of ice in the punch bowl, which will keep the drinks from being overly sweet or too tart.
You can also use a jigger or a shot glass to measure your alcohol. This will mean that you will be able to get a more accurate measure of how much of each ingredient you are mixing.
Another tip is to make sure you are using a measuring cup that is large enough to hold all of the liquids in your punch bowl. This way you aren’t accidentally pouring some of your alcohol into the water or wasting any.
Once you have your measurements for the drink, it’s time to make your oleo-saccharum, which is a mixture of lemon peels and sugar that is traditionally used in cocktails. This will take a bit of time, but it is well worth the effort!
In order to make the oleo-saccharum, you will need to peel four lemons and place them in a large Mason or Kilner jar. This is a process that can be done the day before, so you can leave it in the fridge overnight to get it ready for your party.
The next step is to pour 180ml of caster sugar into your Mason/Kilner jar, making sure that the lemon peels are covered with the sugar. Seal your jar and shake until the sugar is dissolved.
After that you can now add the fresh lemon juice to your oleo-saccharum. Once this has been mixed, you can then pour it into your punch bowl, ensuring that the lemon peels are covered.
You can then garnish your punch with fruit and fresh mint leaves to add a touch of color and extra flavor. You can also add an ice ring to the top of your punch to make it look a bit more festive!
This is a delicious and refreshing punch that is perfect for any summer party. It has the perfect blend of citrus, mint, and alcohol. It is a fun and easy recipe to make for your next event!