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• 12 Drinks of Christmas (Day 2)

03 Dec

‘Tis the season for entertaining and being entertained. No need to limit yourself or your guests to beer, wine and the standard martinis, Manhattans and Cosmos when serving up cocktails. Not when there is such a rich heritage of cocktails in the American archives of mixology. We’re now into offering you a drink recipe each day, with enough time after the final one for you to be sure you have the ingredients on hand for the Christmas-New Year’s party crush.

DRINK NO. 2 — FISH HOUSE PUNCH

This drink has a name that smacks of colonial America. And with good reason. The origin of this concoction dates to as early as 1732. It is the official drink of what purports to be the oldest club in America, the Schuylkill Fishing Company, founded by Philadelphians with a love of fishing.

2 parts dark Jamaica rum
1 part cognac
½ part peach-flavored brandy
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 to 1½ parts (to taste) simple syrup
2 parts (more or less, to taste) water

Stir with ice and serve in a punch cup. If you make it in bulk, do so in a sizable punchbowl with a large block of ice. You may decorate the punch with thin slices of lemon.

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1 Comment

Posted by on December 3, 2010 in Cocktails

 

One response to “• 12 Drinks of Christmas (Day 2)

  1. Susan

    December 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    I read your commentary about the Wine Spectator only having 1 NYS wine in the top 100. Unless I overlooked something – the Wine Enthusiast didn’t have any!

     

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