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Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Best Cocktail Punch Recipe

One of the most popular house party drinks, a good fruity punch made with a juicy red wine is hard to beat. We find a gorgeous merlot pairs well with the fruit juices to bring out bitter-sweet earthy flavours.

The cocktail punch recipe we have chosen today is perfect for anyone. It’s not too sweet or too tarty. One of the best from our collection of wine punch recipes; this one combines sweet fruity flavours with nutty almond essence and a dash of the best bitters.

A fruit punch served cold, as the perfect drink for those warm balmy island nights when friends gather to celebrate and have fun!

The secret ingredient though, for making our punch a success is the base dose of Vasse Felix Premier Cabernet Merlot.

A beautiful Australian red wine, this cabernet merlot will enhance your fruit punch with notes of black-current, juicy red berry and light cedar. Fine grained oak and smooth tannins compliments the fruit flavours perfectly.

How To Make The Best Red Wine Cocktail Punch


  • 1. 750ml bottle of Vasse Felix Premier Cabernet Merlot
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup fruit brandy Wenneker Apricot Brandy
  • 5 sticks of cinnamon
  • 5 dashes of Jerry Thomas Own Decanter Bitters
  • ½ tsp. almond essence


In a punch bowl combine the Vasse Felix cabernet merlot, apple juice, cranberry juice and brandy, cinnamon sticks, bitters and the almond essence. You can even use a large enough jug. Combine all the ingredients by stirring well.

The punch once made must be left to sit at room temperature for about half and hour.

When preparing for your party make sure to place the bowl next an ice bucket. The punch must be poured over ice for the best experience. Enjoy!