Summer’s here. If the soaring temperatures are any indication how the rest of the season is going to unfold, then you must arm yourself with a good drink or two. Now, punches may remind you of Christmas, but fruit punches make for ideal summer drinks. Surprising? Well, there’s more. Did you know that the word punch has roots in Sanskrit? You heard that right. It has been adopted from Sanskrit, meaning five. A punch is made with five ingredients. Ours, of course, has alcohol as the star alongside sugar, lemon, water, tea/spices.
We bring to you our take on a summery boozy punch. Here’s how you can make the Tomahawk punch that’ll serve 8 people:
750 ml of Scotch whisky, preferably Chivas Regal
350 ml of chili liqueur
350 ml of honey
350 ml of strained fresh lime juice
15 ml of Angostura bitters
500 ml of sparkling cider
A large pumpkin, the insides of which have been removed and the top sliced off
A thinly sliced lime wheel for garnishing
A thinly sliced lemon wheel for garnishing
Grated nutmeg powder
Then you’ll have to…
Add all the punch ingredients in a large bowl or a hollow pumpkin. Now, add ice chunks along with the sparkling cider. Stir to combine well. Garnish it with lemon and lime wheels on top. Grate nutmeg and cinnamon on top to finish it off. Tada! There you have it, a delightful summer drink to binge one. Cheers!
Traditionally, a blend of Cognac with varied liqueurs and lemon juice make a classic Sidecar. However, this drink reveals an interesting tale. And it all begins with the denotation of Sidecar, which literally refers to a motorcycle attachment. An American army captain invented and dedicated this drink to his motorcycle sidecar during World War I.
When you hear the name ‘White Russian’ you know you could never go wrong with a glass of the white boozy smoothness. The White Russian has been heralded as a choice drink across books, music and films. In the cult classic ‘The Big Lebowski’, the drink is portrayed to be the perfect example of all of man’s gastronomic sins-- fat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
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