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Charleston Punch

Yield About 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Barbara Adkins always has a bowl of this potent libation at her party. It was the traditional drink of the St. Cecilia Society, founded in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1762.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brandy
  • 2 small lemons, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup brewed green tea
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup peach-flavored liqueur (such as peach schnapps)
  • 2 cups sparkling water, chilled
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne, chilled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 174
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.1 g
  • carbohydrate 15.2 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 3 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine brandy and lemons in a large bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature 24 hours.

  2. Add pineapple to brandy mixture. Let stand 3 hours.

  3. Combine brandy mixture, tea, and next 3 ingredients (through liqueur), stirring until sugar dissolves. Add sparkling water and Champagne, stirring gently until blended. Serve immediately.