Kew Punch
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Kew Punch
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.41 / 5
The Kew Punch is a vivacious and effervescent cocktail that masterfully blends a variety of flavors to create a refreshing and complex drink. Played in a highball glass, this tipple ... more The Kew Punch is a vivacious and effervescent cocktail that masterfully blends a variety of flavors to create a refreshing and complex drink. Played in a highball glass, this tipple combines the clean, robust quality of vodka with the herbal notes of gin and the sweet warmth of cherry brandy. This rich tapestry of spirits is expertly balanced with the bitterness of red vermouth and the zesty sweetness of orange liqueur. The carbonation and spiciness of ginger ale, along with the brightness of lemonade, round out the drink, providing an invigorating and bubbly drinking experience. The inclusion of Angostura bitters adds an extra layer of depth to the flavor profile, making the Kew Punch an intricate and delightful concoction that is sure to tantalize the palate.
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13.88% | 3.33 units *
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Classic
Stirred

Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Kew Punch is a delightful dance of flavors where the robust strength of vodka and gin meets the embrace of cherry brandy and the sharpness of red vermouth, creating an enchanting base. With added effervescence from ginger ale and lemonade, and a citrusy kick from orange liqueur, this cocktail is crowned with a dash of Angostura bitters, offering a deep, multi-layered taste that's both vibrant and wonderfully complex.

Method
How to make a Kew Punch

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take a highball glass with ice and add all the alcohols
Stir until chilled
Add chopped fruits then add the Angostura bitters, ginger ale and lemonade
Give it another quick stir and serve
~ This drink is best served with an assortment of fruits in the glass. ~

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Bitters  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Kew Punch cocktail?

The Kew Punch cocktail does not have a widely known specific origin, but it borrows from the tradition of punch recipes that have been popular in social gatherings for centuries. Punches, including those like the Kew Punch, often combine spirits, fruit juices, and spices to create a communal drink that is both flavorful and refreshing.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Kew Punch?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Kew Punch can be made by substituting the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives. For example, non-alcoholic spirits can replace vodka and gin, while a mixture of fruit juices and a touch of non-alcoholic bitters can substitute for the other alcoholic components. The key is to balance the sweetness and acidity to replicate the original taste.

FAQ

How do I properly serve the Kew Punch?

The Kew Punch should be served in a highball glass over ice to ensure it remains cold. Garnish with a slice of orange or lemon and a cherry to enhance the presentation and add a bit of extra flavor. It's also traditional to stir the punch before serving to make sure all the ingredients are evenly mixed.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairings go well with the Kew Punch?

Since the Kew Punch is fruity and slightly sweet with a bit of spice from the ginger ale and Angostura bitters, it pairs well with a variety of foods. Light appetizers, seafood dishes, and spicy Asian or Latin cuisines can complement its flavors beautifully. Avoid overly sweet desserts, as they might compete with the cocktail's balance.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How can I adjust the alcohol content if the current level is too high or too low for my taste?

To adjust the alcohol content in the Kew Punch, you can modify the proportions of the alcoholic ingredients. If you find it too strong, reduce the quantities of the spirits and substitute the difference with more ginger ale or lemonade. Conversely, if you prefer a stronger punch, you can increase the amounts of vodka, gin, cherry brandy, red vermouth, and orange liqueur slightly, making sure not to overpower the balance of flavors.

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