River of Gold
RIVER OF GOLD
makes around 10-15 servings
cognac | 3 cups
blanc vermouth | 1 cup
Angostura bitters | 10 dashes
Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters | 10 dashes
CITRUS, SYRUPS & JUICES
roasted pineapple juice | 2 cups
lemon juice | 1 cup
honey syrup* | 3/4 cup
black tea | 2 cups
How to Make
Pour all the items above into your beautiful punch bowl of choice and give it a good stir.
Taste it a bit and check if it needs a bit more of this or that, depending on how you’d like it.
Punch will undoubtedly need some ice, this is to chill it and dilute it since it would be a bit too concentrated at this point, even if you had chilled the liquids beforehand. I suggest making a big block of ice in whatever random bowl or Tupperware container you have. Or if you’re really cool, make clear ice blocks yourself like THIS.
Get a ladle ready, some cups and you’re done!
It’s fruity, full of wood notes, which mixed with the char from the pineapple, make for a fun time. GUARANTEED. Cognac is still a spirit that I struggle with in cocktails, to be honest, yet it’s super-easy for me to make into a tasty punch. It’s cold and warm months are far away, so I thought to bring a bit of tiki flavors and temperatures to the season. So put on some shorts, crank up the thermostat and invite that one friend you have over. Cause shit is about to get crazy. Unless it doesn’t. And you just have some sparkling conversation for a couple hours and then politely call it a night by 10 pm. I’ll leave that up to you.