Punchy Cocktail

This basil-infused tropical-fruit blend balances sweetness with earthy herbs and, on a hot day, will leave your parched compadres pleased as -- wait for it -- punch.

  • Servings: 10
Punchy Cocktail

Photography: JENS MORTENSEN

Source: Blueprint, July/August 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 cup guava juice
  • 1 cup passion fruit juice
  • 1 cup lychee juice
  • 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed key lime (or regular lime) juice
  • 1/2 cup tangerine juice
  • Lime slices, for garnish

Directions

  1. Mix guava, passion fruit, and lychee juices (we like Ceres brand) in a large pitcher. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup of the fruit-juice mixture with the basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and strain, discarding basil.

  2. Pour infused juice back into pitcher, and stir in lime and tangerine juices. (Optional: Add 1 cup rum.) Ladle over ice and garnish with basil and lime.

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