A whiskey fruit punch does not get much easier than this while maintaining a full bouquet of flavors. Featuring Jim Beam's cherry bourbon, Red Stag, this cocktail has a more sophisticated touch than the Red Stag Lemonade due to the simple usage of champagne as the sparkling ingredient.
You should be able to get away with one standard bottle of Champagne for this recipe. However, if you really like your drinks to sparkle, it's a good idea to have a second bottle on hand so you can pour more into each glass.
The creator of the drink, mixologist Bobby Gleason, says, "It makes for a great combination because passion fruit juice is a little on the tart side and it balances the sweetness of the bourbon and strawberry liqueur."
- Pour all but champagne into a punch bowl with large balls of ice (see below) and have champagne on ice beside the punch bowl.
- To serve, ladle mixture into Champagne Flutes and top with Champagne.
- Garnish with a strawberry or lemon twist on the rim.
A Quick Way to Make Ice Balls
To make ice balls, simply fill balloons with water and suspend from your freezer rack until frozen (this may result in more of a teardrop shape than a ball, but still very fun!).
You can freeze one of the elements of the cocktail (one of the juices used) and put it into the punch bowl. As it melts, it combines right into the punch without watering it down.
Recipe courtesy: Bobby "G" Gleason for Red Stag by Jim Beam