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A Sweet Punch in the Face
Episode 14010th August 2023 • Giant Cocktails: A San Francisco Giants Baseball Podcast • Ben Henry and Matthew Henry
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It's Happy Hour! In this episode Ben is making cocktails for the future with his refrigerator friendly Gin Punch. Meanwhile Matthew is riffing on a YouTube recipe called the Sweet Tea. They also discuss batch cocktails and give advice on dry weddings (avoid them). Recipes Below.

Gin Punch

  • 1 1/2 cups of Gin
  • 1/2 cup of Maraschino liqueur
  • 1/8 cup of Demerara sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Lemon Shrub
  • 1 cup of Water

Make the lemon shrub two days ahead of time. Combine the gin, shrub, sugar and maraschino liqueur in a large pitcher or bowl. Stir well. Refrigerate in a well sealed container. For each cocktail, add four ounces of the prepared cocktail to a glass with ice and top with club soda or seltzer.

Ben's Lemon Shrub

  • Peels of four lemons (no pith!)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar

Combine peels and sugar in a small container. Let the sugar extract the oils from the lemons for 1-2 days. Rinse the peels in the 1 cup of water, then strain the water into the sugar to remove the peels. Heat the water and lemon sugar in a saucepan over med-low heat. Add vinegar and stir to combine. Remove from heat. Let cool to room temperature and store in refrigerator.

Sweet Tea

  • 3/4 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Rye
  • 1 oz Amaro Nonino
  • 1/2 oz Peach Liqueur
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 4 oz Cold Black Tea
  • 2 dashes Peach Bitters

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 5-6 seconds (don’t want it to dilute too much) to chill and strain it into a large glass with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.