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Article posted: 12/17/2013 5:30 AM

Bloody Good Punch

Bubbly and bourbon combine for one Bloody Good Punch. “Winter Cocktails” author Maria Del Mar Sacasa suggests using a less expensive sparkler, like cava or prosecco.

Bubbly and bourbon combine for one Bloody Good Punch. "Winter Cocktails" author Maria Del Mar Sacasa suggests using a less expensive sparkler, like cava or prosecco.

 

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4 cups bourbon

1˝ cups Blood Orange Sour Mix (see note)

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1 cup amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur

2 bottles (750 mL each) sparkling wine, chilled

Molded ice

Stir bourbon, sour mix, and amaretto together in a punch or other serving bowl. When ready to serve, stir in champagne and slide in ice mold. Serve.

Serves 24.

For Blood Orange Sour Mix: Pulse 1 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons finely grated blood orange zest in a food processor until sugar is damp and no zest strands remain. Transfer to a small sauce pan with 1 cup water and cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature then stir in 2 cups fresh blood orange juice and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Makes 3 cups. Can be refrigerated up to one month.

"Winter Cocktails" by Maria Del mar Sacasa (Quirk, 2013)

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