Spanish Lovers’ Punch

byLeslie Pariseau| PUBLISHED Nov 23, 2016 9:18 PM
Spanish Lovers’ Punch
Matt Taylor-Gross

This is nothing more than a sherr-ified large-format Margarita. Unexpected but natural lovers—oloroso sherry and tequila—are married together with lime, sugar, and a splash of Averna for a rich, autumn sour spiced up with nutmeg.

Yield: makes 8-10 cocktails

Time: 15 minutes


  • <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cup fresh lime juice
  • <sup>3</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cup simple syrup
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>4</sub> cup Averna
  • <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cup oloroso sherry
  • 1 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> cups blanco tequila
  • Candied or sugar-dusted lime wedges, for garnish
  • Grated nutmeg, for garnish


  • Combine lime juice, simple syrup, Averna, sherry, and tequila in a large punch bowl. Add large cubes of ice or a few generous scoops of ice, then garnish with lime wedges and grated nutmeg.