Lights Out Punch

Lights Out Punch Cocktail

Base Spirit: Tequila, Vermouth / Aperitif Wine

Type: Punches

Served: Neat/Up

Strength: Medium

Difficulty: Complicated

About the Lights Out Punch Cocktail

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

Ingredients in the Lights Out Punch Cocktail

  • Apple slices (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)
  • 1.5 tbsp MarketSpice Cinnamon-Orange Black Tea or other spiced black tea
  • 12 oz Sweet vermouth
  • 1 (750-mL) bottle Centinela Reposado Tequila or other reposado tequila, chilled
  • 12 oz Fresh apple juice or cider, chilled
  • 8 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 4 oz Rich 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

Garnish: Apple slices, cinnamon and nutmeg

Glass: Punch

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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  1. culinarykitten says

    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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