Saturday, October 1, 2016

Original Cocktail: Front Porch Punch

I wouldn't really call this a white sangria, but I suppose you could describe it that way. A low proof punch is a better way to sum it up, and there's plenty of room for creativity here. It's fruit forward, but not sticky sweet. Just an easy drinking, refreshing patio drink that won't put you under the table before dinner. A nice way to say farewell to summer and hello to decorative gourd season. 



-Front Porch Punch-


1 lemon, sliced thinly into half wheels
1oz peach shrub*
1 oz Dimmi liqueur
1 oz apricot liqueur
2 oz Pisco**
1 bottle chilled white wine (CA or New World style Chenin Blanc, Sauv Blanc, Gruner Veltliner work well, or try a lightly sparkling Vinho Verde.)

In a cambro or other large container that you can comfortably fit in the fridge, marinate the lemon wheels in the shrub, Dimmi, apricot, and pisco for about an hour. Add the wine, then let sit for several hours or overnight. If you want bubbles, a splash of soda water when you serve the drink will do the trick. 


For a large party or guest list, multiply amounts as needed. My last batch for a large cocktail party was x 5. 


*Shrub & Co makes a tasty one if you don't feel like making your own.

** I used Quebranta, but certainly feel free to experiment with pisco based on a grape that's a bit more aromatic.

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