PUNCHES AND PITCHERS
Punches are probably more tailored for a NYE celebration as strong and boozy spirit-forward drinks might not be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s easier to please the crowd with a citrusy, sweeter style punch or pitcher of cocktail. Punches make it so much easier for entertaining – simply prepare your ingredients, batch your spirits, cut your citrus and garnishes. Just try not to get it ready too early if it contains fresh citrus juices as the flavours can degrade surprisingly quickly.
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Spirit-forward cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, Negroni, Boulevardier and Manhattan lend themselves to batching. The flavours seem to develop and meld together once bottled and chilled prior to service. You have two methods in which you can prepare and batch spirit-forward cocktails – dilute or not to dilute.
Accounting for dilution whilst pre-batching your cocktails means that you can simply pour and serve straight from the fridge – with only the need to garnish.
Not sure whether you should add dilution? Wondering how much dilution to add? Read more about batched cocktails here.