Spring Cocktail Recipes- Rabbit Punch

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Super-Lazy Ways to Welcome in Spring – Part 4
Alfresco Soirees + Cocktails

Nothing says summer madness quite like punch. We’re not getting ahead of ourselves – we’re just saying the heat is almost here. It’s knocking at the door and pointing in the direction of your bikini (or your your budgie smugglers).

We’re on the cusp! Hurrah! Let’s raise a toast!

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In addition to hitting the beach or the sea baths and getting inspired by our chic coastal styles(!), now is the perfect time to entertain. Invite your peoples into your home. Show off your décor! Wow them with your culinary skills.

And keep them refreshed with a cup of Rabbit Punch!

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This sultry blend of fruit and spirits was created by Matt Wallace, a bartender at Harvard & Stone in Los Angeles.It’s a taste of Hollywood in Oz, fusing all the citrus flavours with crisp, dry bubbles.

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Rabbit Punch
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Ingredients

1 whole orange, plus 1 orange cut into thin slices for garnish
1 lemon
1 cup sugar
1 cup lemon juice
1 cup pineapple juice
750ml bourbon, at least 100 proof
1 cup sparkling wine
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the orange and the lemon. Transfer to a large punch bowl and add the sugar.

Muddle to release the citrus oils, then let stand 1-2 hours.

Add the lemon and pineapple juices and the bourbon, and stir to combine.

Just before serving, stir in 3 to 4 cups of ice, then top with sparkling wine. Garnish with orange slices and pineapple chunks.

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Revive your tastebuds after all that winter comfort food with this enigmatic punch. Serve it up in crystal glassware for elegance or dress it down in coffee cups. Be warned you need to let this baby stand for a couple of hours – so do as the scouts do and add those hours into your entertaining spreadsheet! 😉

And then, consume it with friends! Yummmmm!

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Kay is a feature, blog and copywriter. She collects empty jam jars, academic degrees and tawdry dreams in the hopes of turning them into something useful someday. Her work has been published in ACP magazines, ABC fiction, Overland, Brittle Star, Seizure, trade publications and online forums. Her creative writing has won several awards.