Serve these up and give your guests the “Royal Treatment.” Watch Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s address on the video below with some final words from the Diamond Jubilee.
Created by Kevin Diedrich, Jasper’s Place, San Francisco
1.5 cups Glen Grant ‘Major’s Reserve’ Single Malt Whisky
1 cup Pear Liqueur (Belle de Brillet recommended)
.25 cup Honey Syrup
2 cups Apple Cider
2 cups Ginger beer
Garnish with a cinnamon sticks and apple slices
Combine all in punch bowl over ice.
Glen Grant ‘Major’s Reserve’ Single Malt Whisky ($29.99) is the newest expression from this historic and award-winning whisky maker. Best enjoyed neat or in cocktails, the ‘Major’s Reserve’ is a lively and subtle whisky, perfect in a refreshing summer-time punch.
5 parts Hendrick’s Gin
3 parts fresh lemon juice
2 parts Peach Liqueur
2 parts Demerara sugar *
5 parts weak Ginger Peach Black Tea**
5 parts chilled soda water
1 block ice
Dashes of Fee Bros. Peach Bitters to taste
Mint sprigs and fresh local peach wedges to adorn.
Combine ingredients aside from soda water in a punch bowl and stir them well.Top with soda, garnish accordingly and serve.
*Three hours before service, take the peel of 8 whole lemons and muddle them with the Demerara and place them aside. Just before service add the lemon juice needed to this mixture and stir well until the sugar dissolves. Strain as you pour into the punchbowl.
**1 bag per 16 OZ of hot water steeped and chilled until the punch needs to be mixed.