Punch is a classic drink that's making a comeback in a big way. There's nothing like a communal bowl to spark guest intrigue and get them ordering. Here are some field-tested recipes from some of the top mixologists in the country — try them out at your bar and see profits by the bowlful.
Belle of the Ball Punch
Specialty of Victoria D’Amato-Moran.
24 ounces 10 Cane Rum
16 ounces Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
3 ounces Navan vanilla liqueur
16 ounces pineapple juice
16 ounces mango juice
8 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice
4 ounces lime juice
4 ounces passion fruit syrup*
1 Tbsp. grapefruit bitters
Mix ingredients together and serve in a 4-quart punch bowl with an ice ring. Garnish the punch with orchids. Ice ring prepared in a Jello mold with purified water mint leaves and berries. Place in freezer for 24 hours.
* Passion fruit syrup is made with equal passion fruit puree and simple syrup.