Charleston Punch

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.

Yield: About 12 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 174
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.2g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 3mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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