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Royal Balmoral Punch

royal balmoral punch cocktail

Charlotte Voisey

Named for the Royal Family's Scottish summer home, this drink by bartending vet Charlotte Voisey combines fine single malt and good English tea.


  • 3 ounces Glenfiddich 21-year-old single-malt scotch
  • 2 ounces Granny Smith apple juice
  • 1 ounce tea syrup*
  • Sparkling lemonade, to top
  • Champagne, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wheel
  • Garnish: thistle (optional)


If desired, this recipe can multiplied to serve a crowd: Mix in a punch bowl with a large block of ice.

  1. Add the scotch, syrup and apple juice to a teacup and add a large ice cube.

  2. Top with equal amounts of sparkling lemonade and Champagne, and stir gently and briefly to combine.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel and a thistle, if desired.

*Tea Syrup: Combine 1 cup freshly brewed strong English Breakfast tea and 1 cup granulated sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Store in the refrigerator.