When you’re hosting a holiday party or have a house full of family, nothing soothes the thirsty crowds better than a good punch. Mixing up a batch lets all your guests help themselves without requiring you to play bartender all night, so everyone wins. The next time an occasion calls for punch, try this one from bartending vet and brand ambassador Charlotte Voisey.
The Two-Hit Fig Punch combines fresh figs with spiced rum, bourbon and citrus for a drink that’s festive and flavorful. The fresh figs are muddled with simple syrup to release their flavor, while the spiced rum and whiskey provide complexity and keep spirits high. Lemon juice and orange juice are combined to add a tart and refreshing element to the cocktail, and a dusting of nutmeg on top lends holiday aromas with each sip.
This recipe is a great reason to break out your favorite decorative punch bowl, although a pitcher or large carafe can also do the trick. Just set some glasses next to the bowl, and enjoy yourself knowing that no one’s going thirsty at your party.
- 12 fresh figs, halved
- 12 ounces simple syrup
- 24 ounces Hudson Baby bourbon
- 24 ounces Sailor Jerry spiced rum
- 12 ounces lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 6 ounces navel orange juice, freshly squeezed
- Garnish: nutmeg, grated
- Garnish: 12 lime wheels
Serves at least 24.
In a small bowl, muddle the figs with simple syrup.
Place a large block of ice in a punch bowl and add the fig mixture followed by the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
Garnish with thinly sliced lime wheels and freshly grated nutmeg.
Create a large, slow-melting ice block by adding water to a bowl or mold and placing it in the freezer for several hours. Remove from the mold just before use.