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The Boating Punch Cocktail

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This particular cocktail is another one of those excellent strong ones from, I believe, around 1917 when it appeared in the book, The Ideal Bartender. This cocktail is potent, so be prepared.. but it is also a great sipping cocktail.

I’ve always been a fan of vintage cocktails. I guess it’s because I feel like a lot of cocktails nowadays are comprised of too much juice, sugar or other ingredients which end up just making me feel full or nauseous from the sugar. I prefer a nice cocktail I can sip over a long period rather than 2-3 sugary ones with the equivalent amount of alcohol. Maybe it’s just me but the point of liquor is to taste it, not necessarily hide it with an overabundance of other ingredients.

Now that I’ve got that off of my chest, it’s time for the cocktail itself.

You will need the following ingredients for this beast:

  • Rum
  • Brandy
  • Lemon Juice
  • Lime Juice
  • Confectioners Sugar (for the old fashioned twist) or Simple Syrup if you prefer.

To prepare, combine the ingredients from the printable recipe below in a shaker with ice. Pour into a sweet vintage glass; like my pheasant ones; over ice and serve. I’ve included the printable recipe below. If you end up making this, I’d love it if you tagged me on Instagram. I’m at @mrkitchenmagpie.

Cheers!

Mike

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The Boating Punch Cocktail

The Boating Punch cocktail is a classic from around 1917 when it was published in the book, The Ideal Bartender.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
American
Servings
1
Calories
117
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Brandy
  • 1.5 oz Rum
  • 2 tsp confectioners sugar or simple syrup
  • 1 dash of lemon juice
  • 1 dash of lime juice

Instructions

  1. Combine in shaker with ice, shake and pour over a large ice cube. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Sugar: 4g

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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