A Real Crowd-Pleasing Punch (Also, Very Boozy)
I’m coming right out and saying this: Beware, this is a boozy punch. But that’s also what makes it a total winner for your next party. To start, punches are an easy way to host. Craft it ahead and place it in a pretty bowl, then allow guests to serve themselves. You’ll be sipping, too, and chatting rather than slaving over the bar. Secondly, the depth of flavors of this punch, including things like hibiscus syrup and Cognac, make it a memorable and unlike most common drinks. It’s become such a crowd-pleaser, my guests actually ask for it at our summer Punch Party. I can definitely say it’s a step above your mom’s sherbet punches from childhood! Plus, I got it straight from the Hennessy website, so you know it’s good.
Hennessy Sunset Punch
1 liter Hennessy V.S
5 oz Gin
2 oz Grand Marnier
2 cups of simple syrup or 3 cups of sugar
9 oz of lemon juice
4 oz of Hibiscus Grenadine
1 Grapefruit cut into ½ wheels
1 oranges sliced into wheels
2 Lemons Cut into Wheels
2 Limes Cut into Wheels
20 Dashes Orange bitters or other citrus bitters
Cold water to top off the bowl (around 1 liter)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to dissolve sugar somewhat before adding a large block of ice to chill punch before serving.