I love so many different drinks. When friends come over, I sometimes subject them to “OMG THIS” or “PARTY IN YOUR MOUTH THAT.” They humor me handsomely: “That’s really good, Nick. Tastes lovely.” Most often, though, I’ve found that the simplest drinks made fresh and well please them the most.
I’ve made this punch a dozen times at various parties. It’s pretty bare bones, inexpensive and easy to make; it’s delicious and you’ll probably end up making more than one bowl.
(makes one punch-bowl-sized batch)
1 c. fresh lime juice (around 8-10 limes, usually)
1 c. ginger syrup
1 750 ml bottle of gin
2 liters ginger ale
15 or so dashes of Angostura Bitters
Lime slices, for garnish
Combine the ingredients in a bowl, stir lightly and add ice and you’re done.
I also like this punch because it’s easy to make in the middle of a party. You’ll only have to pull yourself away from a conversation for two minutes to make another batch and keep the party right on going.