Did someone say National Punch Day? The exciting holiday is Sept. 20, and HollywoodLife.com has some very delicious alcoholic mixes for you to celebrate with!
Yes, National Punch Day is very real, and it is a pretty great excuse to have some friends over and drink some super yummy mixes. Thanks to our friends over at Cruzan Rum, here are a couple of amazing recipes to try out with your buddies on Sept. 20! Hey, maybe you can even use them for your 2015 Emmys Party!
Cruzan® Blueberry Spritz Punch
12 parts Cruzan® Blueberry Lemonade Rum
8 parts Sauvignon Blanc
4 parts Soda Water
3 parts Fresh Lemon Juice
2 parts Simple Syrup
Combine all ingredients except soda water in a pitcher. Chill in refrigerator for one hour. At service, add ice to pitcher and top with soda. Garnish with lemon peels. (serves 6)
Cruzan® Strawberry Rosemary Punch
1 bottle Cruzan® Strawberry Rum
6 parts Fresh Lime Juice
24 parts Ginger Ale
6 Rosemary Sprigs
Rosemary Ice Blocks (*See Additional Recipe Below)
To prep, pour rum into a punchbowl and add 4 sprigs of rosemary. Give it a quick stir, making sure to fully immerse the rosemary. Let the mixture sit for one hour at room temperature. After one hour, remove the sprigs of rosemary from the bowl and discard them. Next, add the lime juice to the rosemary-infused rum and chill in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. To serve, add rosemary ice block and ginger ale to your rum punch mixture. Serve over ice in a punch glass. Garnish with a small piece of rosemary sprig. (serves 8)
*Rosemary Ice Blocks Method:
Fill a couple of round plastic containers with water and a couple rosemary sprigs and put it in the freezer. When serving your punch, float the ice blocks in the punch bowl.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Did you try out these recipes? Which ones did you like best? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox