Rating: 3.13 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0

What creature, vampire or otherwise, could resist a sip of this bewitching beverage? Black currant nectar provides the bloody black hue for this brandy-based drink. With its crowd-friendly size and enchanting flavor, it's the perfect drink to serve at a Halloween party.

Martha Stewart Living, October 2005

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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir brandy and sugar in a large bowl. Add nectar; stir to combine. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Punch can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days. Add seltzer just before serving.

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Reviews (4)

23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
11/11/2011
This is a great punch recipe! It's very simple to make, nice flavor, good sweetness, but not too much. It might be easy to overdo it, however, because it's so smooth, you really don't even taste the brandy. It was a great hit with all the guests!
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2011
This recipe is great as is! I made this for my Halloween party and am fairly certain I drank most of it, lol. My friends are all 20ish and were skeptical of the "lack of sweetness", but loved it after the second sip. Way better than any grape/orange vodka punch recipe out there.
Rating: Unrated
10/15/2010
@ppalmeri, try it with brandy, not whiskey. The flavors are totally different. Why? Because brandy is distilled from wine and whiskey is distilled from beer. (That's an extremely oversimplified, but fundementally accurate explanation.)
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Rating: Unrated
10/30/2008
Delicious if you don't overdo it with the whiskey. Comes in second right after the Swamp Sips.