Felicitation Punch

In this pleasantly tart punch, David Wondrich mixes Irish whiskey with gin to mimic the taste of a richer, older style of ginCocktail Party Recipes

Felicitation Punch
Photo: © Tina Rupp
Yield:
18 drinks

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces simple syrup

  • 12 ounces fresh lemon juice

  • 4 ounces maraschino liqueur

  • 1 1/2 liters chilled club soda

  • Ice, preferably 1 large block

  • 6 ounces Irish whiskey

  • Strips of zest from 4 lemons

  • One 1-liter bottle gin

Directions

  1. In a punch bowl, muddle the lemon zest with the whiskey. Add the gin and let stand for 2 hours. Stir in the maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, and simple syrup and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Just before serving, stir in the club soda and add ice.

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