20. Curaçoa Punch

20. Curacoa Punch - Hero

Well, I did a whole bunch of these last weekend, and then, as a side effect, totally forgot to write any posts. Perhaps we should do fewer than five at a time. Hrm.

I was excited about this one! I’ve been digging the use of the curaçao in all of the cocktails recently. Was my excitement justified? Eh, kinda. Though it will certainly be good to move away from this liquor only from a spelling perspective — the fact that he spells it differently confuses my brain every time. Or maybe that’s the alcohol.

As news stories about punching are generally never good, I was happy to come across this one. Though it’s really a stretch. Nicole Scherzinger wanted to punch someone on X Factor because their performance was so good. I guess. Confusingly, the clip on the site doesn’t actually have that part in it. But he did sing very well.

20. Curacoa Punch Ingredients

20. Curaçoa Punch

(Use large bar glass.)

  • 1 table-spoonful of sugar.
  • 2 oz. brandy.
  • 1 oz. Jamaica rum. [Would suggest a Gosling’s or similar, NOT a spiced rum like I did. That may have been the issue.]
  • 1 oz. water.
  • ½ oz. Curaçoa.
  • The juice of half a lemon.
  • Fill the tumbler with shaved ice, shake well, and ornament with fruits of the season; sip the nectar through a straw.

20. Curacoa Punch - Top Down

Tasting Notes:

BN: Kind of citrusy, understandably, but not a huge amount else going for it. I didn’t really taste the curaçao at all, but that might be because of the spices in the rum (see above). Kind of like a weird lemonade. Not one of my favorite concoctions. I’ll stick to something with raspberry syrup any day (and there will be more!).

PiC: It’s okay. I feel like a lot of his punches taste the same, but it’s good. I’d drink it. And I know this has nothing to do with Jerry Thomas, but it’s so CUTE.


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