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Recipe: AM Punch

July 22, 2009
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los…)

Total time: 12 minutes

Servings: 10 to 12

Note: From Marcos Tello. The brands listed in this recipe are generally available at well-stocked liquor stores.

Thin-cut peels of 3 lemons

3 heaping bar spoons (or teaspoons) superfine sugar

6 ounces aƱejo tequila (preferably Partida)

3 ounces blended Applejack brandy

3 ounces bonded Applejack brandy

6 ounces St-Germain elderflower liqueur

6 ounces fresh lemon juice

4 ounces Monin almond syrup

12 ounces Champagne

Grated cinnamon for garnish

1. In a medium bowl, muddle the lemon peels with superfine sugar. Stir in the tequila, blended Applejack, bonded Applejack, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and almond syrup, and continue stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Stir in ice to chill. Strain into a punch bowl over a large block of ice, top with the Champagne, and grate fresh cinnamon over the top. Serve immediately.

Each serving: 169 calories; 0 protein; 16 grams carbohydrates; 0 grams fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 1 mg. sodium.

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