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Standard Summertime Punch

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Cognac, sherry and peach tea make this summery punch a year-round crowd-pleaser.


  • 1 l Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège cognac
  • 750 ml Amontillado sherry
  • 2 l Peach tea
  • 1 l Mineral water
  • 12 oz Honey syrup*
  • 20 dashes Peach bitters
  • 6 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 6 lemons, halved
  • Garnish: Lemon slices, Peach slices


  1. Add all the ingredients except the lemon halves to a large punch bowl.

  2. Squeeze the juice from the lemon halves into the punch.

  3. Chill with a large block of ice.

  4. Serve in rocks glasses over solid cubes of ice or shaved ice.

  5. Garnish with lemon and peach slices.

  6. *Honey syrup: Combine 3 parts honey to 1 part hot water, and stir until the honey has dissolved.