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Royal Balmoral Punch

Royal Balmoral Punch / Tim Nusog

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.