05/16/2013 AT 1:05 PM ET
Stongbow Hard Cider isn’t too sweet on its own, but when it’s all dressed up with cucumber, strawberries and fresh mint – plus a little lime juice – it turns into the perfect warm-weather drink.
“Punches are easy to make for groups,” mixologist Rob Krueger, of Brooklyn’s Extra Fancy, says of his cool cocktail. “The Strongbow Hard Cider [in this recipe] gives it a dry, crisp, refreshing taste that s good for summer parties.”
Triple Bow Punch
Adaptable to serve as many as desired
1 part Pimm’s #1
1½ parts Triple Sec
½ part lime juice
4 parts Strongbow Cider
Fresh mint leaves
1. Combine cucumber, strawberries, some fresh mint leaves, Pimm’s, Triple Sec and lime juice in a large punch bowl with ice, then add the Cider just before serving.
2. Ladle into individual cups and garnish with leftover mint.