A tasty refreshing punch: Pepperdier Christmas Punch Cocktail

Nothing beats a nice whiskey neat.

But, I generally tend to enjoy those when I’m at home. When I’m out and about, I feel like a whisky neat might just be a little too much and a little too easy to overindulge outside the comforts of our home.

So lately I’ve been trying some cocktails. One fun one I’ve discovered is the Moscow Mule, a nice refreshing mix of vodka, ginger beer, and lime.

Here’s another one that has piqued my interest because it involves Scotch whisky, is a fun punch, and a mixture of flavors that sound like they’re really really good. This recipe comes courtesy of a public relations firm that represents Auchentoshan.

Photo by Gabi Porter

Photo by Gabi Porter

Pepperdier Christmas Punch
By Masahiro Urushido, New York Bartender (serves 8 – 10)

  • 6 oz. Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky (infused with raisins)
  • 8 oz. Scottish Breakfast Tea
  • 6 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz. Dubonnet Rouge Aperitif
  • 2 oz. Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Lejay Creme de Cassis
  • 3 Tbsp Oleo Saccharum
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Garnish: Rosemary + Cranberries + Orange Slices + Bay Leaves

Mix all ingredients except sparkling wine in a punch bowl. Garnish with rosemary, cranberries, orange slices and bay leaves. Top with sparkling wine.

If you’re curious who Masahiro Urushido is – he was bartender at NoMad Hotel in New York and was named Chivas Regal’s first ever Chivas Master back in 2014. He can now be found at The Daily and Saxon + Parole, according to his Facebook profile.

If you make it, let me know how it is!

3 thoughts on “A tasty refreshing punch: Pepperdier Christmas Punch Cocktail

  1. That drink sounds interesting but very busy. there are quite a few tastes going on there. Would have to get all the ingredients and give it a try.

  2. Sorry, I can’t get past the idea of a perfectly good drinkable Scotch being mixed with other stuff. lol That’s what lesser Scotches are for. 😀

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