Jack-o-Lantern Punch, halloween cocktail

Jack-o-Lantern Punch

Photo Courtesy of Appleton Estate

Jack-o-Lantern Punch

By Jonathan Pogash

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve Blend
  • 1 oz. Clove Syrup*
  • 1 oz. fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 oz. Apple Cider
  • 1 Lemon Peel
  • 1 pinch Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Chilled Club Soda

Preparation: Combine all ingredients (except for club soda) with ice and stir until adequate amount of ice is dissolved. Strain into punch glass or hollowed-out pumpkin. Top with club soda. Garnish with apple and pear slices, and cinnamon sticks.

*Clove Syrup

Dissolve equal parts demerara sugar and water over heat, along with 1 tbsp. cloves. Simmer for several minutes, then strain out cloves and chill.