Thursday, July 14, 2011

REFRESHING SUMMER PUNCHES














In summertime punch, light, pretty, and sparkling cool, is the perfect drink  on a hot day. It can be a mini-punch-just enough to fill up one or two tall glasses or two tall glasses or a grand punch bowl full to serve a party. A careful melange of fruit flavors, laced with wines, spirits, spices,and aromatic bitters, punches make a fragrant refreshing drink that delight the eye and the palatte. they can contain nothing stronger that soda or a deceptively powerful combination of wines and spirits. They can be garnished with a variety of sliced fruits or every kind of mint leaf.
EASY MINI PUNCHES FOR TWO

Mix a Rhine or domestic dry white wine with chilled soda, equal parts.Chill with ice cubes (to which you've added a sprig of watercress before freezing.)
CRANBERRY COOLER
Pour 1-1/2jiggers of tequila over ice.
fill with cranberry juice.


PUNCH LA GRANDE
Fill a goblet with 2 ounces of Gin and the juice of a half lemon and an orange. Tint with 3 dashes of green chartreuse and green creme de menthe. Dilute it with a little soda, and add ice and a sprig of mint.


FLORIDA FRUIT PUNCH
2-6 ounces each of orange juice concentrate, thawed undiluted and 
1 can frozen grapefruit juice concentrate thawed undiluted. 
4-1/2 cups of water 1 can (12 ounces)of apricot nectar and 
1 can (18 ounce)pineapple juice.
1 qt gingerale 
Chill. Pour over ice in punch bowl. 
Add  ginger ale. 
Serves 30 punch cups.
DAVIDS ICE TEA

In a large saucepan pour 2 quarts boiling water over 5 tea bags, add 9 tbs of sugar,juice of 2 oranges and 2 lemons. Chill. serve in a tall glass over ice with a slice of orange for garnish.

2 comments:

Olga said...

Wonderful recipes. What I'm definitely going to make is David's ice tea. I'll try to experiment with green tea.

1-2Punch said...

Yes, let me know how that turns out! I'm glad you're enjoying these summer punch recipes...more to come!