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AM Punch

Time 12 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12
AM Punch
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
1

In a medium bowl, muddle the lemon peels with superfine sugar. Stir in the tequila, blended Applejack, bonded Applejack, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and almond syrup, and continue stirring until the sugar has dissolved.

2

Stir in ice to chill. Strain into a punch bowl over a large block of ice, top with the Champagne, and grate fresh cinnamon over the top. Serve immediately.

From Marcos Tello. The brands listed in this recipe are generally available at well-stocked liquor stores.

Betty Hallock was the deputy Food editor, covering all things food and drink for the Saturday section and Daily Dish blog. She started at The Times in 2001 in the Business section and previously worked on the National desk at the Wall Street Journal in New York. She’s a graduate of UCLA and New York University.
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