Claret is the British term for Bordeaux wine, which is generally a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, along with a few other varietals. In the United States the blend is known as Meritage. If you cannot easily put your hand on either, your best bet is to select a jammy, full-bodied wine.
Serves 10 to 15
Pour the Claret into a medium punch bowl, and add the sugar, Curacao, and kirsch. Stir well. Add the water and lemon juice, and stir well.
Add the cherries, and float a large block of ice in the punch bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes to chill, then serve.
Published on December 12, 2011