Port Town Punch Cocktail

At the heart of it, I’m a wine girl. Ok, a champagne girl, more specifically. However, every so often the mood strikes and I’m in the mood for something a little boozy. Historically I’m not much for dark liquors – you can keep your straight whiskey and scotch, thank you very much. However, I have had a cocktail or two featuring bourbon, which I enjoyed, so I thought I’d try making a little cocktail perfect for the holidays.

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I based this concoction on a recipe for the Bardstown Sling (in this post, second one down). However, I wanted a touch of sweetness, so I doctored it up a bit with a lime simple syrup to counter the bitter, un-sweetened cranberry juice.

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You should totally shake up a couple of these for your next holiday party. OR, like me, on a random Saturday night at home with a special someone. Get festive, y’all!

Port Town Punch Cocktail
* makes two cocktails, with extra lime simple syrup
* based on this Cold Glass recipe

Cocktail Ingredients
2 shots of Bourbon (I used Maker’s Mark)
1 shot of Triple Sec
2 shots of un-sweetened cranberry juice
lime simple syrup to taste (I used 1 tablespoon)
ice

Lime Simple Syrup Ingredients
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
zest from one lime

1.) Prep the lime simple syrup in advance by combining the sugar, water and lime in a small pot. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Strain the syrup through a fine sieve (to remove the zest) and store in the fridge.

2.) For the cocktails, combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a few cubes of ice. Shake for a minute or so to combine and chill.

3.) Strain the cocktail into two festive glasses, I used antique champagne coups.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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One Response to Port Town Punch Cocktail

  1. Kate says:

    I love this! I just tried it (you should have seen how happy I was when I saw I had all the ingredients handy!) and it’s delicious.

    Thanks for the share! I’m following you on Bloglovin now so I am looking forward to more posts from you. I love your blog!

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