Canadian Clubhouse Punch – Fruity and delicious!

Don Draper would have appreciated this delicious whiskey-based punch recipe taken from a 1961 advertisement for Canadian Clubhouse Whisky. Your guests certainly will!

Yield: About 2 quarts (which is approximately 12 punch glass-sized servings). The vintage atomic-shaped punch bowl pictured holds 4 quarts of liquid, so Miss Party doubled the recipe to have 1 quart reserved for refilling during the party.

1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups orange juice
6 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons orange extract
4 ounces blackberry liqueur or brandy
1 750-ml bottle Canadian Club Whisky
2 oranges, thinly sliced in rounds
1-2 oranges worth of thin orange peel

A couple of days ahead of the party, prepare an ice block for the punch bowl.

1. In a large mixing bowl, mash orange peel and sugar. Add orange juice and lemon juice and stir until sugar dissolves. Add orange extract, liqueur or brandy and whiskey. Stir, cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.

2. Take punch out of the refrigerator and remove the orange peel with a slotted spoon. Put ice block and then punch into your punch bowl. Float orange slices in bowl.

Recipe was taken from a 1961 Canadian Club Whisky advertisement and reproduced in “The Unofficial MAD MEN Cookbook” by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin. The cookbook is well-worth having for any lovers of the ‘MAD MEN’ tv show or mid-century enthusiasts.


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