Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FERNCREST "PUNCH" AT CHRISTMAS

FERNCREST

I have been asked many times for this recipe, so here it is in all its glory.


FERNCREST PUNCH

Into a large punch bowl, pour:

1 Qt. Stolichnaya Vodka (150 proof is essential)
1 Qt. Cold Duck (sparkling wine, chilled)
1 Bottle Cointreau
1 Qt. Pink Grapefruit (chilled)
1 cup Confectioner's sugar

Stir those ingredients, adding the Cold Duck last and mix until the sugar is dissolved.

In advance, make an ice ring with a mold. Pour into it orange juice, ginger ale or seven up, and pitted cherries. Unmold after it's frozen. Hint: spray the mold with vegetable spray first, then it will release the iced ring when it defrost a little. Add the ring to the punch bowl and serve.

At Ferncrest, this punch was served in silver goblets. Oddly, however, NOTHING to eat was ever served. Two glasses of this punch and your guests will walk into the walls. I promise. But they will be very happy.

This punch, when made correctly, has no alcoholic taste at all. It actually tastes like Kool-Aid. (But it's lethal and delicious!)

Enjoy Your Holidays.


1 comment:

CJ/Rick said...

I think the key words are "lethal and delicious". I think it would be quite tasty.
Thanks Richard and Happy Holidays to you as well.