Gothic Grog with Black Ice



  • 6 cups black currant nectar

  • 8 fresh sage leaves

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 1 cup cassis

  • 2 cups sparkling apple cider

  • cup vodka

  • 1 cup club soda


  1. To make black ice: Pour 2 cups black currant nectar into an ice cube tray. Transfer to freezer; freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.

  2. To make punch: In a medium saucepan, combine 4 cups black currant nectar, sage leaves, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove sage leaves and cinnamon sticks.

  3. In a large punchbowl, combine nectar, cassis, cider, vodka, and club soda. Serve with black ice.

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