Featured Cocktail: High-Teq Punch
Only one more day until we kick off the unofficial start of summer (and not a minute too soon...) If you are hosting a backyard party or barbecue this weekend, you want the drinks to be easy peasy (this is not the time to mix up cocktails with 100 ingredients a la minute.) The solution? This Tequila-based punch. It's citrus-y and effervescent, with a floral undertone from hibiscus tea and the Lillet Rose, and a slight kick from ginger. You can build it in a punch bowl, over either a large block of ice (freeze water in a small Igloo cooler with the lid off, then chip off the bottom portion for a crystal clear block); or freeze water and lemon slices in a bundt pan or jello mold. Ginger juice is available in gourmet stores and some supermarkets. If you can't find it, substitute ginger liqueur and omit the simple syrup.
Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!
Recipe courtesy of William Grant & Sons
3 parts Milagro Silver Tequila
2 parts lemon juice
2 parts simple syrup (1:1 ratio)
2 parts sparkling water
5 parts hibiscus tea (1 tea bag per 16 oz. hot water)
1 part ginger juice
1 part Lillet Rose
Lemon wheels, for garnish
Build the ingredients in a punch bowl over a large ice block, and garnish with lemon wheels. Stir well for one minute to dilute. Serve in a rocks or punch glass.