Ruby Punch Gift Pack 1450ml
The spirit of Sri Lanka meets the father of American mixology to create the absolute must-have cocktail for this festive season and beyond. Harvey Nichols is proud to introduce Ruby Punch.
With its hoppers, kottu, sambals and mallung, Sri Lankan cuisine is one of the biggest recent food trends in the UK. So, it was inevitable that Arrack would soon become the next ‘big thing’ on the cocktail scene over here. And it’s particularly enjoyable in a Ruby Punch, which can be made with this exclusive gift pack and few simple ingredients.
At the crack of dawn “toddy tappers” shimmy up coconut trees and walk out on tightropes to carefully collect the sap from the flowers at the top. That sap is then fermented and distilled within 24 hours of being tapped to create Arrack. It takes around five trees to make one single bottle. Sri Lanka is the biggest producer of this wonderful spirit and we’ve chosen a Ceylon Arrack made by the Rockland Family Distillers. Matured in Trincomalee wood, known as Halmilla or Chavandalai in Sri Lanka, it has a Cognac-like smoothness, a whisky-like character and nutty notes. It’s delicious sipped neat over ice, long with ginger beer or mixed into cocktails…
One of our favourite Arrack cocktails takes us on a journey around the world and back in history. Jerry Thomas popularised cocktails throughout the USA in the 1840s via his book The Bartender’s Guide, also known as the Bon Vivant’s Companion. The Ruby Punch is based on one of his original Arrack recipes with a bit of a modern update. To create the Rum Punch, simply shake together 50ml of the Ceylon Arrack and 20ml of the Ruby Port – contained within this gift box – with 20ml of fresh lemon juice, 15ml of sugar syrup, 15ml of cooled black tea and ice. Strain and pour over ice for an unforgettable cocktail experience.
The Ruby Punch Gift Pack contains:
- Ceylon Arrack 700ml, 40%
- Taylor’s Select Reserve Port 750ml, 20%
£3.41 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3275190
Style No.: 823472
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