Created specially for Playboy, this punch is prepared with a number of ingredients worth talking about. Redbreast (comment away) is one of the finest Irish whiskeys. Plymouth sloe gin was traditionally sipped from flasks by English fox hunters. And the new Tempus Fugit crème de cacao is absolutely amazing. Everyone loves champagne, or should, and it can be served on its own for those who prefer a glass of wine: Be sure to stock extra bottles. The drink’s name refers to the glow one attains after sipping a few of these, as well as to the flush that follows an arduous trek to a holiday party.
9 oz. Redbreast 12-year-old Irish whiskey
6 oz. Plymouth sloe gin
6 oz. Tempus Fugit crème de cacao
6 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 bottle Moët Imperial champagne
12 lemon slices, for garnish
Combine first four ingredients and refrigerate. Right before the party, pour into a chilled punch bowl containing cubed ice or a large block of ice* and top with champagne. Serve in five-ounce punch cups garnished with lemon slices.
*If you prepare the punch over a large block of ice, add 12 ounces of ice-cold water. No need to add if you use cubed ice instead.