How To Make A Holiday Punch With Joe Campanale

Fly high with this apple brandy-based blend from Joe Campanale

Though Joe Campanale suggests serving this gingery cocktail on your private jet, you can certainly sip it when your feet are on solid ground.

"Punch is great, because you can prepare it ahead of time. So when your friends arrive, you don't have to worry about mixing drinks," Campanale says.

To give the drink a sweet-tart kick, he muddles lemon peels with sugar and lets them macerate before stirring in apple brandy (American classic Laird's is his favorite), sherry and cider, then finishes it with ginger beer, soda water and apple slices.

To see more recipes inspired by the Michael Kors JetMaster Watch, go to "Drink In the Holidays."

Recipe adapted from Joe Campanale, dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora and L'Apicio, New York, NY

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Total time: 40 minutes
  • Peels from 3 lemons, plus more for garnish
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup Laird's Apple Brandy
  • ½ cup fino sherry
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 1 cup ginger beer (preferably Fever-Tree)
  • ¼ cup soda water
  • Apple slices, for garnish
  • Ice
  1. In a large bowl, add the citrus peels to the sugar. Mix the peels and the sugar with your hands, then lightly muddle and let rest for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, add the apple brandy, sherry, apple sider, ginger beer and soda water. Stir to combine. Add the apple slices and additional lemon peels as garnishes. To serve, ladle the punch into cups filled with ice.
Calories per Serving 122
Total Fat 0.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 18.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
Total Sugars 16.7 g
Sodium 6.8 mg
Protein 0.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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