Get Even More Visitors To Your Blog, Upgrade To A Business Listing >>

Make-Ahead Holiday Cocktail – Tequila Punch

A make-ahead holiday cocktail recipe for tequila punch. It takes just minutes to make and features reposado tequila and homemade pear brandy (recipe included). Thank you Patrón for sponsoring this post.
Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

Tequila may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about holiday cocktails, but I have a festive Tequila punch recipe for you that is going to change that! This tequila punch recipe is just a little spicy, a little sweet and just the right amount of boozy. The mixture of pear, red wine and tequila is just…yum! It’s almost like a sangria, but made with tequila. I also love that it’s a vibrant holiday red and packed with fruit.

I used Patrón Reposado tequila for the recipe. Patrón is a name that represents quality tequila, so trusting them for our holiday entertaining was a no-brainer. Their Reposado tequila aged for at least two months giving it a smooth taste with a subtle oak flavor. It also has some citrus notes which pair perfectly with the orange juice and fresh fruit that are mixed in.Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear BrandyMake-Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

Patrón Limited Edition Holiday Bottle

If you’re looking for a great hostess gift for those holiday parties, try a pre-mixed bottle of this tequila punch. Even better, pick up a Limited Edition 1-Liter bottle of Patrón Silver. The bottle features a gorgeous silver design with emerald-green accents and a silver stopper. The designs are a nod to Patrón’s Mexican heritage. The bottle is truly a work of art. It’s a stunning collectible that is only available for the 2017 holiday season.Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

Make-Ahead Holiday Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is a great holiday party option because it can be made ahead of time. Time is our most precious currency when it comes to holiday entertaining and I never seem to have enough of it. I’m trying to be more organized this year by picking recipes that can be made the day before. When guests start to arrive you can pull it out of the fridge and serve over ice. It’s absolutely ideal.

I used oranges, pears and apples, but you can mix it up with whatever you have on hand. Adding seasonal fruit like pomegranates or even a blood orange would be really fun and beautiful.Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

Homemade Pear Brandy Recipe

The recipe calls for pear brandy, which is a specialty item that you may require a visit to a liquor store. If you’re planning far enough in advance (at least a week) you may want to consider making your own pear brandy. It’s super fun, only takes a few minutes of active time and will save you money! It also tastes wayyyy better than most of the versions you can buy in a store.  If you’re making this recipe last-minute and in a pinch, you can just substitute regular brandy for the pear brandy.

How to Make Homemade Pear Brandy Liquor Recipe

More Tequila Cocktail Recipes and Serving Ideas

For more great tequila recipes for the holidays and beyond, make sure you check out the Patrón recipe lab.Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

Thanks so much for reading! For more Sweet in your life, you can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube, or subscribe to receive a weekly email with new posts and musings from me.

Best San Francisco Food Travel Influencers

Print

Make-Ahead Tequila Punch Recipe

Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

A make-ahead holiday cocktail recipe for tequila punch! It takes just minutes to make and features reposado tequila and Homemade Pear Brandy. Original recipe source.

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Patrón Reposado Tequila
  • 1 bottle of red wine (pinot noir preferred)
  • 9 ounces pear brandy*
  • 8 ounces orange juice
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 pear, sliced into rounds
  • 1 apple, sliced into rounds

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into pitcher or carafe and mix to combine.
  2. Pour over ice, garnish with a pear slice and serve.

Notes

May be made up to a day in advance.

*Recipe for homemade pear brandy below.

Print

Homemade Pear Brandy

Recipe via Serious Eats

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 8 fluid ounces brandy
  • 2 ripe pears, any variety, divided (preferably organic)
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Slice and core one pear.
  2. In a large jar, combine the brandy, one pear and vanilla bean. Let sit for three days.
  3. Remove vanilla bean and let sit for an additional two days.
  4. Core and chop remaining pear. Combine the granulated sugar, water and pear in a medium saucepan. Heat until boiling and let boil for 7 minutes. Reduce to a simmer and let simmer an additional 7 minutes. Add liquid to brandy jar. Let sit for an additional 2 days.
  5. Strain liquid through fine mesh strainer and then again through a coffee filter or cheesecloth.

Notes

Does not need to be refrigerated. Keeps about 2 months. Even if it may not seem like it needs it, straining it through a coffee filter will remove small debris and prolong shelf life. The boozy pears that remain after straining are great on ice cream.

Need a great holiday punch recipe? Pin this cocktail recipe for later!

Make Ahead Holiday Cocktail Recipe - Tequila Punch with Pear Brandy

This post is a collaboration with Patrón Tequila. Wondering why I do sponsored posts? Read more here.

The post Make-Ahead Holiday Cocktail – Tequila Punch appeared first on A Side of Sweet.



This post first appeared on A Side Of Sweet - An SF Life + Style, please read the originial post: here

Share the post

Make-Ahead Holiday Cocktail – Tequila Punch

×

Subscribe to A Side Of Sweet - An Sf Life + Style

Get updates delivered right to your inbox!

Thank you for your subscription

×