This Mezcal Punch recipe is the big-batch holiday cocktail you’ve been waiting for! With lots of citrus, ginger beer, pineapple juice, and mint it is the perfect drink to share with friends.
The inspiration for this drink came from one of my favorite sites, A Thought For Food.
Awhile back Brian posted a gorgeous scaled-down mezcal cocktail with loads of citrus, honey, and of all things, sesame oil.
I’m always on the hunt for mezcal inspiration and this one was a gem.
Mezcal Punch For A Crowd
I wanted to use these flavors but in a drink I can make for a crowd.
We all know the secret to a successful party is a signature cocktail but no one wants to play bartender all night, especially on Thanksgiving when you are also roasting a turkey, mashing potatoes, whisking gravy, and negotiating family drama at the same time.
I think you’re going to like what I came up with.
It’s simple but sophisticated with smoky undertones from the mezcal, a little fizz from the ginger beer, and bright notes from the citrus.
If you’re feeling fancy this ice ring is beautiful and a snap to put together and freeze the night before.
How To Make A Pretty Ice Ring
A flashy way to keep your Mezcal Punch chilled is a gorgeous ice ring for the punch bowl.
Lucky for us, they are super simple to make.
- Use a tube pan, bundt pan, or ring mold cake pan. Make sure it doesn’t have a removable bottom or the water will leak through.
- Layer citrus slices, fresh cranberries, or any other flavors that would taste good with the cocktail. Edible flowers are always nice.
- Fill half way with water and freeze (this is best done the night before to make sure it freezes completely).
- When you are ready to serve, pop ring out of the pan by running hot water over the bottom until it comes out.
Easy Big-Batch Mezcal Punch
If you haven’t gotten your drink sitch planned out yet friends, this Mezcal Punch just might be it. If you make it let me know! Share a photo and tag me on Instagram using @holajalapeno and #holajalapeno so that I can see your stuff! ¡Salúd!
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