Easily batchable and easily drinkable, punch is a staple at any party.
Traditionally a tried and true mix of fruit juice to alcohol, according to the host’s preference, we always choose tequila as our punch spirit of choice–Calirosa Rosa Blanco to be specific.
What Is Rosa Blanco?
Rosa Blanco is Calirosa’s twist on Blanco tequila, the typical baseline in a tequila brand’s collection that is produced for mixing in cocktails rather than sipping (unlike reposado and añejo). While most blanco tequilas are composed of unaged agave spirit, Calirosa’s Rosa Blanco is still produced from 100 percent Blue Weber Agave, but it’s also aged in California red wine barrels for 30 days, which imparts flavor, texture and its rosy hue. Hence, pink tequila.
Why is Rosa Blanco Perfect for Tequila Punch?
Rosa Blanco’s combination of sweet agave with notes of ripened berries and honey lends a trusted, versatile base to many different cocktails, but in tequila punch, it's the orange, cherry and berry notes that blend seamlessly with the similar fruit juice mixers often used in punch.
In addition to Rosa Blanco elevating the flavor profile, a unique textural body is added to the punch from the tequila spending 30 days aging in red-wine barrels.
Tequila Punch Cocktail Ingredients
One can go many directions when it comes to tequila punch, but we specifically love Jalisco Punch. The unique taste of pomegranate paired with the distinct aromas of Rosa Blanco provides a colorful, flavorful refreshment that will keep your guests returning to the bowl for refills (or they may just hover over it!).
You will need the following ingredients to make this amazing group serving of pomegranate punch.
- 1 Bottle of Calirosa Rosa Blanco Tequila
- 11 oz Pomegranate Cordial (we love PAMA)
- 11 oz Lemon
- 7 Small Sticks of Mexican Cinnamon
- Angostura Bitters
How to Make Punch With Tequila?
Combine all ingredients in a large glass serving bowl that will show off the alluring color. Stir well. Add ice. As a final touch, add the garnish. Have fun with this part, halving pomegranates and floating them in the punch bowl with cinnamon sticks or cutting a series of lemon and orange wheels to dangle off the rims of the serving glasses.
Recipes will make several servings, so tequila punch is an excellent choice for any crowd. Summer gatherings will especially appreciate the crisp, fruity flavor.
Tequila Punch Recipe Tips
When making the best tequila punch recipe, you should remember a few things.
- You can pre-batch the punch but don’t add the ice until the first guests arrive. Icing it too far in advance will dilute the flavors as the ice melts.
- When serving any tequila punch bowl recipes, use larger ice cubes because they don't melt as fast.
- Wait until your guests arrive to add the garnishes to the bowl. Chilled glasses on the table next to the punch bowl are a nice touch. You could even prepare the garnishes on each glass, keeping them in the fridge until the party starts.
- Frozen fruit can make for an ice alternative, keeping the punch chilled and flavor concentrated.
Who Will Enjoy Jalisco Punch?
Everyone! Well, everyone over 21 that is. We know it might sound cliche but even non-tequila drinkers will be begging for more of this pom-forward punch. If you really want to impress your guests, pull out this recipe for Cinco de Mayo. An unexpected tequila punch offers a fun switch up from the classic margarita or paloma.
Make sure you have many cups on hand and expect frequent refills. You may even want to double the batch in anticipation of this punch’s popularity.
What Pairs Well With Tequila Punch?
Jalisco Punch can stand up to a variety of flavors, which makes it servable as a welcome cocktail with traditional appetizers like zesty black bean salad or corn chips with guacamole and salsa, or you can serve it throughout the whole party alongside heavier dishes.
Of course, tequila is best paired with spicy, rich Mexican flavors found in fish tacos, chicken fajitas and pork enchiladas, but this punch also brightens grilled favorites. Try pairing Jalisco Punch with an orange rub for chicken tenders, dry-spiced steak or Italian coated veggie kebabs.
The Personal Touch
If you're feeling ambitious and want to add a personal touch to your cocktail, you can make homemade pomegranate cordial.
You can find the recipe here. Try adding other liqueurs or flavors that you enjoy to make the perfect beverage. Experiment with different ingredients until you get the taste you're looking for.