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Punch Recipes

These 4 Fantastic Punch Recipes Will Give You a Myriad of Flavors

Punch recipes come in handy when organizing a party, being a fun experience where everyone dips their cups into the glistening liquid that is abundant in flavor and hidden ingredients.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2018
A punch refers to all the beverage recipes that usually contain a fruit juice, some spices, and liquor depending on the guests. Not many of us know that the word 'punch' has actually been derived from an ancient East Indian beverage recipe which used to be made with panch (meaning five) ingredients namely arrack, tea (or other spices), sugar, water, and lemon. The British sailors took fancy to this refreshing beverage and soon spread the recipe to the seaport taverns. Thereafter, the original recipe has undergone several variations.

Tequila Sunrise Punch

A sparkling punch is packed with the deep flavor of tequila, smoothness of Sauterne, and sparkling champagne, blended with the sweetness of fresh watermelon.

Ingredients:
  • Tequila - 1 quart (4 cups)
  • Sauterne - three 750ml bottles (around 13 cups)
  • Champagne - one 750ml bottle
  • Sugar syrup - 1 cup
  • Watermelon cubes - 8 cups
  • Ice cubes
Preparation and Serving
Use a large punch bowl to make the punch. Pour all the ingredients in the bowl. Add the syrup to sweeten the punch according to your taste. While serving, place 2-3 fruit pieces and ice cubes according to your preference. Now, pour the punch. Garnish with fresh mint leaves or watermelon slices and serve.

Rosy Champagne Punch

If champagne and strawberries is your style, indulge in this refreshing champagne punch filled with strawberries and bubbly wine.

Ingredients:
  • Frozen sweetened strawberries
  • Rose wine - two 750ml (about 6½ cups)
  • Lemon juice - 1½ cups
  • Sugar syrup - 1 cup
  • Champagne - three 750ml (about 10 cups)
  • Ice cubes
Preparation and Serving
Before you start the preparation, make sure all the ingredients are sufficiently chilled. Make a strawberry purée and adding a little of the rosé wine to it. Add some sugar syrup to lemon juice. Pour it into the punch bowl. Stir the punch well so that all ingredients get mixed. Make sure to add the champagne just before serving. Add some ice cubes and garnish with some fresh strawberries.

Exotic Rum Punch

If you are looking for a punch that is a little more innovative and wacky, the exotic rum punch replete with the goodness of tropical fruits, coconut cream and the heavenly flavor of the Malibu rum.

Ingredients
  • Guava nectar - 8 cups (2 quarts)
  • Pineapple juice - 6 cups
  • Fresh lime juice - 1 cup
  • Coconut cream - 2 cups
  • Malibu rum - 3 cups
Preparation and Serving
Add the chilled ingredients into the punch bowl and mix them well. Once the punch is ready, make your punch glasses ready with some crushed ice at the bottom. Serve the punch over the crushed ice and garnish with some tropical fruit slices or herbs according to your convenience.

Tangy Citrus Punch

For all the people who prefer their drinks without liquor, here is an easy-to make tangy citrus punch, with a splash of oranges and grapefruit.

Ingredients
  • Cold water - 2 cups
  • Orange juice concentrate - 6 ounces
  • Grapefruit juice concentrate - 6 ounces
  • Sparkling water - 1 liter
Preparation and serving
Make sure all your ingredients are chilled sufficiently before you mix them. Mix all the chilled ingredients into the punch bowl and add the sparkling water just before serving. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with orange slices or fresh mint leaves.
Tangy Citrus Punch
champagne and strawberry
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