You bet your ass we’re double dutying that batch of marmalade we made earlier this week.
I originally wanted to make a drink called the lady marmalade before we took a dive into marmaladeland so when the bag of clementines presented itself to me I just said why not make my life more difficult.
The drink is actually just a twist on a classic bourbon punch with a bright hit from the marmalade and a splash of the fizz from my spirit La Croix. You really could use your favorite spirit in here though. I tried both vodka and rum along side the bourbon and the main thing that helped the bourbon cross that finish line was it’s ability to pull out more of the orange flavor from the marmalade like a wizard.
If you’ve got a party this weekend that needs a big bowl of social anxiety cures then I’ve also got you covered with this, it scales easily. I’ll probably be making a pitcher to accompany my binge watching of the new Leah Remini Scientology Show as a party of one.
The Lady Marmalade
To make one drink:
1 oz bourbon (or rum or vodka or gin)
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons clementine hibiscus marmalade*
1/2 oz pomegranate juice
3 oz Passionfruit La Croix (I’m sure grapefruit would work just as well too)
*I know this is also 1 oz but I wouldn’t try and use a jigger to measure marmalade, also this is using my recipe for marmalade, if you’re using storebought or another recipe test it out and decide if you want more or less.
In a shaker combine everything except except the La Croix with a few ice cubes. Put the lid on and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. until everything’s nice and cold. The ice is going to make the peel clump up and separate from the rest of the marmalade so use a fine strainer set over the glass to pour the drink, dumping it out if it gets full of peel and ice. Once it’s all strained top it off with the La Croix and serve.
To make a bowl of punch:
2 cups bourbon (or rum or vodka or gin)
2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups marmalade
1 cup pomegranate juice
4 cans Passionfruit La Croix
In a large punch bowl or pitcher add the bourbon and lime juice. Working in 4 batches shake and strain the marmalade with the pomegranate juice, 1/2 cup of the marmalade with a 1/4 cup of the pomegranate juice each time. Chill in the fridge until you’re ready to serve then top with cold La Croix and taste to see if it needs more of anything. Serve over ice if it’ll be sitting out at a part to make sure it’s as cold as possible.