Lights Out Punch

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Lights Out Punch - Tequila Cocktail

About The Lights Out Punch Cocktail

With tea-infused vermouth and tequila, this fizzy concoction is a cocktail-party champion.

Ingredients in the The Lights Out Punch Cocktail

Apple slices (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)
12 oz
Sweet vermouth
Centinela Reposado Tequila or other reposado tequila, chilled
12 oz
Fresh apple juice or cider, chilled
8 oz
Fresh lemon juice
4 oz
Demerara syrup (2 parts Demerara sugar, 1 part water), chilled
16 dashes
Angostura bitters
16 dashes
Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters, Fee Brothers Old Fashion Bitters or The Bitter Truth Old Time Aromatic Bitters
24 oz
Club soda, chilled


How to make The Lights Out Punch Cocktail

At least 24 hours prior to kickoff, fill a plastic container (1-pint or 1-quart, depending on the size of your punch bowl) with water and add apple slices and cinnamon sticks if desired.

Freeze until solid.

Combine the tea and vermouth in a jar or other container and let stand for 90 minutes.

Strain, and refrigerate. On game day, combine the tea-infused vermouth and the remaining ingredients in a punch bowl, adding the soda last.

Carefully add the prepared ice block and garnish lavishly with apple slices and freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Discussion (1)

  • culinarykitten posted 4 years ago

    Nice! And to think...I was just wondering what to do with both an entire gallon of apple cider, as well as a bottle of noilly-pratt sweet vermouth that's been starting at me from my bar for the past few months. I may have to add a bit of New Deal's spicy ginger liqueur, as well, just for good measure. :)

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