Recipes for punches can often seem taxing, but they don’t have to be. When broken down, the beverage essentially needs ice, water, citrus, sugar and alcohol, plus a little garnish and color for visual stimulation. There’s a decent chance you already have all the ingredients for this super-simple punch lying around. Created by writer Paul Schrodt, it is as simple as possible and highly customizable. While you can use any liqueur you like, fruity ones like orange, apricot and peach work best.
Note: The key to creating an over-the-top punch that will wow your guests is a massive hunk of berry-speckled ice. It’s easy. All you need to do is fill a bundt pan halfway with water and put it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen, add some berries (whatever’s in season) and fill the rest of the way with water. Freeze the mold completely overnight and add it to your punch just before serving. It will chill and dilute the punch perfectly while adding style and color.