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National Punch Day, It’s a Thing

We’ve all heard of those “national days”, like National Pizza Day, National Dress Up Your Pet Day, or National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day (it’s real, I looked it up). Many of these “holidays”, if they can be considered as such, are merely a 24-hour period dedicated to reveling in our favorite foods/animals/other very bizarre things that really have no need for celebration other than that we want to celebrate them. But, as with Cinco de Mayo and St. Patrick’s Day (two holidays that are tied to the cultures of countries other than our own) we all love to celebrate when we can, especially if there’s drinking involved. You may have read my last blog (if you didn’t, I highly recommend it) about National Milkshake Day, which is obviously a day worthy of writing about. Well, for those of you who are behind on your national days, National Punch Day is on Saturday (September 20th)! You may think “punch” as in that very aggressive ┬ámovement Rocky does in Rocky parts 1-19, but I mean punch as in that delicious drink you always see teenagers spiking at a school dance in the movies (which is highly illegal and we do not condone). Luckily for us here at Aviation, punch is one of our favorite drinks to add gin to! So, in honor of a national day worthy of celebration, I give you an assortment of Aviation based punch cocktails.

Aviation Spiked Fruit Punch

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 6 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 4 oz Freshly pressed orange juice
  • 4 oz Organic strawberry jam syrup*
  • 6 oz Sparkling apple cider
  • 6 oz Soda water

Preparation

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add spirits & mixers (through strawberry jam syrup)
  2. Cover and cool
  3. When ready to serve, add sparkling apple cider, soda water, ice and stir
  4. Garnish with sliced strawberries and orange wheels
  5. *To make organic strawberry jam syrup; combine 2 oz jam with 2 oz heated water and stir until jam is dissolved, let cool

Serves 8

Peach Pimms Punch

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Ingredients

Preparation

  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently muddle the cucumber and mint
  2. Add spirits & mixers (through water)
  3. Fine strain
  4. Cover and cool
  5. When ready to serve, pour into a punch bowl over ice, add peach soda and stir
  6. Garnish with mixed berries and mint tips

Serves 8

Champagne Punch

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Aviation American Gin
  • 4 oz Cointreau
  • 8 oz Freshly pressed lemon juice
  • 4 oz Water
  • 4 oz Organic strawberry jam syrup*
  • 3 Lemons
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 16 oz Dry brut champagne

Preparation

  1. Peel three lemons (yields approximately 24 lemon peels)
  2. Combine lemon peels with sugar and muddle gently, stirring occasionally; let sit for at least 20 minutes
  3. Add spirits & mixers (through strawberry jam syrup)
  4. Stir until sugar is dissolved
  5. Fine strain into a separate container
  6. Cover and cool
  7. When ready to serve, pour mixture into a punch bowl over ice
  8. Add champagne and stir
  9. Garnish with sliced lemon wheels and sliced strawberries
  10. *To make organic strawberry jam syrup: combine 2 oz jam with 2 oz heated water and stir until jam is dissolved, let cool

Serves 8

Be sure to check out these other punch recipes on our website:

Cheers to a happy National Punch Day!

-Alex Hutchinson, Marketing Intern

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