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By: The Local Palate
A glass punch bowl with a yellow-ish liquid and pink flowers and lemon slices inside it.
Image by Christen Clemins

“Especially for a group, I find that vodka makes a great base spirit for punch—it showcases everything you add to it,” says Nashville bartender Hayley Teague. That’s especially true for the Nardini Mandorla, which is an Italian, grappa-based nod to maraschino liqueur. “It has this intense, almost funky flavor that comes from an infusion of almond oil.” At the restaurant Hathorne, Teague softens Nardini Mandorla with St-Germain elderflower liqueur. Come fill a glass and sip on spring flavors with this large-format vodka punch.

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Serves 8

  • 16 ounces Cathead Honeysuckle vodka
  • 6 ounces St-Germain
  • 4 ounces Nardini Mandorla
  • 6 ounces lemon juice
  • 3 (2×2) ice cubes
  • Garnish: Flower petals and nasturtium leaves

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl and stir to combine. Garnish with flower petals and nasturtium leaves.


  • Recipe By
    Hayley Teague of Hathorne in Nashville
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