BUGGY WHIP PUNCH
A refreshing fizzy 'spa water' cocktail punch, just pre-make a batch and let guest serve themselves. Beware this goes down like water!
Gin, mint, cucumber and soda water come together to create a boozey spa water
BUGGY WHIP PUNCH
- 12 oz gin
- 1 large cucumber
- 32 fresh mint leaves
- 3 lemons and 6oz of fresh lemon juice from said lemons
- 16 oz soda water
- 1/2 C sugar
- measuring cups
- large bowl
Peel the lemons (I prefer long strips so I peel the lemons lengthwise). In a large bowl marry together the lemon peels and sugar. Muddle together, stir occasionally to make sure all is incorporated. Let muddled rinds and sugar rest for 20 minutes, this is what serves as a punch base, it is called oleo-sacchrum (essentially macerating the lemon oils). While our punch base is is resting; pluck mint leaves, wash and dry. Slice the remaining half of the cucumber into wheels, reserve for garnish later.
Next, add diced cucumbers and mint leaves to the rested punch base; gently muddle and stir together until combined. To this bowl add gin and lemon juice. Stir until sugar dissolves. you may strain, i prefer not to. cover and cool in fridge until ready to serve (aka party time).
In a punch bowl or serving pitcher add ice and soda water. Ladle punch into cups, you may skip adding the bruised leaves, peel and cucumber however I like it with the drink snacks. Garnish with remaining cucumber wheels and mint leaves. Be responsible, taste test along the way!
I received this refreshing punch recipe at a cocktail workshop a little over a year ago. The original recipe has been lost, however, I did write down the recipe in my cocktail journal and here is my adaptation of the Buggy Whip Punch.