Let’s admit it, we all love punches. Whether on a hot summer’s day, or at a grand Christmas dinner, a punch is irreplaceable. But, how many of us know that the punch dates back to the 17th century? British sailors would often pour themselves a drink of rum, lemon and spices to satiate their thirst. Later, different variations of the same concoction became synonymous with celebrations. Some would give the alcohol a miss, some would use a variety of different spirits. But, what’s a holiday season party without some punch? And, what’s a fun party without some spiked punch?
This cocktail recipe takes a simple, citrusy punch and shoots it several notches higher by adding a dash of whiskey. Here’s a punch with an Irish twist. Jameson Irish whiskey works really well in this concoction as its fruitiness complements the tangy flavor of the punch. So, roll up your sleeves and mix some Irish Whiskey Green Tea Punch. It’s easy-breezy and can be made in advance, so that you don’t have to sweat it out during the party. Could it be more appealing? Read on to find out how to make some and wow your guests for the next party.
Mix your own Irish Whiskey Green Tea Punch
Take a big glass bowl and pour five cups freshly brewed green tea in it. Stir in ½ a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 cup of ginger ale, ½ a cup of honey, 1 ½ cups of Jameson Irish whiskey. Sprinkle fresh mint leaves on top before serving.
The best part of the recipe is, the ingredients can be adjusted according to your taste. So, go wild and splash in some more whiskey if you wish to. Have some fun while sipping on your next glass of punch.
Whisky Mac, formerly known as Whisky MacDonald, has its roots in British India where Colonel Hector MacDonald concocted this beverage. In 1899, the colonel proposed a demarcation between China and British India with a border. There was unrest after this demarcation which was followed by a breakout of cholera. Owing to medicinal properties of ginger, ginger wine gained wide popularity.
Bourbon cocktails are much harder to make, compared to rye whiskey cocktails. Bourbon has a natural sweetness that can sometimes mar other flavors used in making cocktails. Whereas rye whiskey, with a drier and spicier flavor, usually serves as a far better base that give cocktails that extra punch.
This winter, let your tastebuds celebrate Christmas with a delicious Scotsman Colada. A beautifully pale cocktail, this special drink is sure to melt your heart and refresh your soul with its exquisite taste and aroma.