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St Germain Punch

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 | Recipies | No Comments

It is clear that 2010 was the year of the St Germain cocktail. While the this tasty elderflower liquor has been around for years, it experienced something of a renaissance in 2010; appearing on drink menus from the Upper West Side all the way to Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn. So it was only fitting that this year’s New Year’s Eve punch should feature it so boldly! I could drink this punch all day (or night) long. Just be warned…it goes down easy. Too easy.

St Germain Punch

  • 1 Liter Dry Gin
  • 3/4 Liter St Germain
  • 1/2 Gallon Pink Graperfruit Juice
  • Bag of Ice

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Rosemary Citrus Punch

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 | Recipies | No Comments

This is the perfect punch for a sultry Summer evening.  I know what you are thinking. “Damn, girl, it is 10 degrees outside.” I know, I know. But for those of you living in NYC or Brooklyn, you are very familiar with the phenomenon of a boiling hot apartment from November through March. It might as well be August. You are completely at the mercy of the steam heating system in your old apartment buildings. Admit it – you keep your windows open all winter just to maintain a bearable temperature. (Al Gore just had a coronary.) You lounge around all weekend in your boy shorts and string bikinis rubbing ice cubes all over your semi-naked bodies. (OK…that is just my personal fantasy.)

Why fight the heat. Throw a tropical party and serve this punch. Three cups of this and you will start to hear the Mr Frosty jingle ringing in your ears.

Rosemary Citrus Punch Recipe
(add ingredients to punch bowl in order listed and stir)

  • 5 lb Bag of Ice
  • 1 (1.5L)  Bottle Vodka
  • 8 Limes – Squeezed
  • 3 Limes – Sliced thin
  • 1/2 Gallon Lemonade (I recommend a good quality brand like Newman’s)
  • 1.2 Gallon Pink Grapefruit Juice (fresh, not from concentrate)
  • 2 Bottles Seltzer
  • Rosemary Simple Syrup to taste (approx. 2 cups)

Rosemary Simple Syrup:

  • 2 Cups White Sugar
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 2 Bunches Rosemary
  • Boil on the stove about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Let sit and steep in the pot for 1 hour
  • Strain out the Rosemary with a fine mesh strainer

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