Big Hero Punch
Created by mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, president of the US Bartenders’ Guild New York chapter and creative director of Seamstress, a cool new bar on New York’s Upper East Side, this playful punch brings together everything we love: fresh fruit juices, bubbly, and—oh, yes—a bottle of aged rum. Plus, since you make it in one big batch, hours before that first celebrity stiletto hits the stage, this drink is perfect for keeping a big crowd buzzing (at least through the opening act).
1 liter bottle Caliche Rum
1 bottle of sparkling wine
16 oz of Ruby port
12 oz curaçao liquor
12 oz fresh squeezed and strained orange juice
12 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
8 oz fresh squeezed strained lemon juice
8 oz light agave nectar
1 large block of ice
For garnish: 1 cup of hulled and sliced strawberries, 2 large lemons pitted and sliced and a handful of mint leafs.
In a large punch bowl combine the Caliche, port, curaçao, fruit juices and agave nectar, stir until well incorporated, refrigerate for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve add the ice and garnishes to the bowl, gently stir in the champagne. Serve in small punch cups.
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