Banks Rum presents party-perfect Punch recipes for New Year’s Eve!

Punch

Is there a more festive way to toast New Year’s Eve than with a Punch that lists Douglas Fir needles among its ingredients? Banks Rum has partnered with three acclaimed cocktail experts for their take on the historic serve….

Punch has enjoyed somewhat of a revival as of late. Made with five key ingredients – alcohol, spice, sugar, citrus and water – and served in a sharing bowl, it’s the ultimate social serve. Since it needs to be pre-prepared, there’s no need to play bartender all night. Plus it’s relatively simple to put together, and it makes for a pretty slick centrepiece. Lots of oohs and aahs, if you’re into all that.

So, you’ve decided Punch is the way forward this New Year’s Eve. How to pick a recipe? No-one wants to shell out on the ingredients for an entire bowl of Punch and end up with a watery bowl of regret. You need a source you can rely on. Thankfully, the folk at Banks Rum have recognised this, and they’ve recruited some of the best in the bar biz to concoct three serves (one super-easy, one a little more difficult, and a technical one for the drinks whizzes among us) to wow your guests with.

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Master of Cocktails – A basic gin punch recipe

Master of Cocktails Gin Punch

Hopefully you were all paying attention during the last #MasterofCocktails, as we made the most important part of this week’s drink(s) a week in advance – the Oleo-Saccharum (a fancy term for sugared peel).

There’s nowt better than being able to have your guests serve themselves amazing punch, and sorting the Oleo-Saccharum ahead of time will save you a load of effort. You also won’t have to ‘work’ the sugar into the peel, and will also ultimately yield better results.

In case you did miss it, let’s have a look at how you should make your own Oleo-Saccharum a week in advance in preparation for making your Gin Punch…

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Master of Cocktails – The Japanese Cocktail

Master of Cocktails The Japanese Cocktail

Right then ladies and gentlemen – for this week’s #MasterofCocktails we made a Japanese Cocktail. It’s one of those oft-forgotten classics that really does work very well indeed if made with decent ingredients.

Before we get onto that though, we need to do some prep for next week’s drink. Or rather ‘drinks’. See, with all this amazing weather we’ve been having, I’m going to show you how to make an amazing bowl of Punch.

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