Claret Punch

Claret Punch recipe

Claret Punch Ingredients

  • 2 cups (Cold) Tea

Claret Punch Instructions

Claret Punch is a refreshing and fruity cocktail that is perfect for summer gatherings and parties. This cocktail is made with a base of red wine, typically claret, which is mixed with a variety of ingredients to create a well-balanced and flavorful drink. The combination of the red wine with citrus juice, sugar, and sparkling water creates a delicious and refreshing punch that is sure to be a hit with your guests.

To make Claret Punch, start by pouring a bottle of red wine into a large punch bowl. You can use any type of red wine, but claret is traditional and works well in this recipe. Next, add the juice of freshly squeezed oranges and lemons to the bowl. The citrus juice adds a tangy and bright flavor to the punch. Stir in some sugar to sweeten the mixture, adjusting the amount to taste.

For an extra kick, you can add a splash of brandy or rum to the punch. This adds depth and complexity to the flavor profile of the cocktail. Once all the ingredients are combined, place the punch bowl in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to meld together and the punch to become well chilled.

Just before serving, add some sparkling water or soda water to the punch bowl. This adds a refreshing effervescence to the cocktail and helps to lighten the overall flavor. Stir gently to combine all the ingredients and taste for any adjustments. You can add more sugar or citrus juice if needed.

To serve, ladle the Claret Punch into glasses or cups filled with ice. Garnish each glass with a slice of orange or lemon for an extra pop of color and flavor. This cocktail is best enjoyed on a warm summer day, as it is incredibly refreshing and goes down smoothly. It's perfect for sipping by the pool or at a backyard barbecue.

Claret Punch is a classic cocktail that is easy to make and always impresses. With its vibrant colors and delicious flavors, it is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. So gather your friends and family, mix up a batch of Claret Punch, and toast to good times and great company.

Best served in a Punch Bowl.