Cocktail of the Week: Honey Spiced Punch

Cocktail of the Week: Honey Spiced Punch

by Stephanie Nolasco

The weekends are all about letting loose on the dance floor at an A-list fiesta, but during the freezing months of winter, who wants to get up from their warm, cozy beds? That’s why house parties are becoming sizzling hot during the icy season, especially since they’re more intimate than any nightclub packed with strangers. However, when you’re hosting a large bash, you certainly wouldn’t want to get stuck behind the bar or worse, spending hundreds of dollars on bottles. You’ll end up broke and that certainly doesn’t sound like a party worth remembering. Save on time and money with a flavorful, delectable punch. Just like summer pitchers, punches are cost efficient and more inviting to friends than trying to mix the perfect drink for each person. One delicious concoction that’s sure to put anyone in a festive mood is the wonderfully scrumptious Honey Spiced Punch by Erick Castro of The Rickhouse in San Francisco. The cool rum, Brazilian cachaca, and sugar cane-based liqueur in the Honey Spiced Punch, along with sparkling water makes it a smooth, mouthwatering drink that’s made to perfection with a touch of honey syrup. Best of all, the Honey Spiced Punch takes less than five minutes to prepare and satisfy an entire crowd! Now you know why many guests will want to hibernate at your house this weekend.

Honey Spiced Punch Recipe

1 cup Cachaca (We used Leblon Cachaca)
1/2 cup Rum (We used Jamaican Rum)
1/2 cup Sugar cane-based liqueur (We used Velvet Falernum)
1 cup Lemon juice
1/4 cup Honey syrup
1/4 cup Simple syrup
8 dashes Angostura bitters
10 oz. Sparkling water
Orange Wheels
Cinnamon sticks
Apple slices
Mint sprigs

Place a large piece of block ice in the bowl with the above ingredients and let it rest. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, apple slices, orange wheels, and sprigs of mint.


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