Southern Russian Punch

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Southern Russian Punch Recipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Try Cathead Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur from Jackson, Mississippi, to boost the bold chicory flavor. If you can't find chicory coffee, use any strong brewed coffee to make this riff on a White Russian. Rim the cups in turbinado sugar before ladling in the punch.

Makes about 5 qt.


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1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
12 cups hot strong brewed chicory coffee
6 cups half-and-half
2 cups vodka
1 cup chicory liqueur
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes

Stir together brown sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat, and cool 10 minutes. Stir together coffee, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 cup brown sugar syrup in a punch bowl. (Reserve remaining brown sugar syrup for another use.) Serve punch warm.

Created date

November 2014