The orange-cinnamon syrup that sweetens this potent cocktail also is delicious in a mug of tea and over vanilla ice cream. Slideshow: More Punch Recipes 

Food & Wine
February 2018

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Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary test

active:
15 mins
total:
13 hrs 15 mins
Yield:
1
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Ingredients

ORANGE-CINNAMON SYRUP:
PUNCH:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Make the orange-cinnamon syrup: Place orange zest in a heatproof 16-ounce jar and add sugar. Seal jar, and shake to combine. Let stand at room temperature 12 hours.

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  • Bring 1 cup water and cinnamon stick to a boil in a saucepan. Pour into jar and stir to dissolve sugar. Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

  • Strain syrup and stir in salt. Store in sealed jar in refrigerator up to 1 month.

  • Make the punch: In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, port, lemon juice, and syrup. Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake to chill, but not dilute, about 5 shakes.

  • Place a few large ice cubes in a punch cup, and strain drink over ice. Top with Champagne and garnish with flower.

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