Friday, January 23, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: TouchDown Punch

Nobody makes a punch better than Gina Chersevani.  This "Ale"ments Punch is perfect for the Super Bowl.

Serves: 10-12

8 apples (I like pink ladies)
2 quarts of Dales Pale Ale (Oskar Blues Brewery)
2 cups of Raw Honey
2 cinnamon sticks
5 cardamom pods
1 star anise
10-12 oz of Chairman's Reserve Rum

Peel and quarter the apples.  Take some cheese cloth (or a tea infuser works just as well) and place all the spices in there, tie up the cloth. Then in a pot, pour the beer, spice ball, sugar, apples. Let simmer for about 20 minutes just before it boils.  Low and slow!  Take the ale mixture off the heat. In a glass mug pour 1 oz of Chairman's Rum and fill with the ale mixture. Enjoy! 

*Lauren's Tip:  If you don't have Dale's Pale Ale try another pale ale.  Also, if you don't have Chairman's Reserve Rum, infuse a dark rum with cinnamon sticks overnight.

Photo by Emily Clack

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