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CHARLOTTE, NC – April 2017 – Cocktail lovers can sip their way through spring with a menu of dazzling new cocktails at The Punch Room – as head mixologist and cocktail creative Bob Peters has dug deep into local spirits and seasonal harvests to create vibrant tastes for warmer weather.  The new cocktails and punches are highlighted by fresh garnishes which Peters grows in the rooftop gardens of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, and by simple syrups which he crafts in secret quarters known to only a few.

New stars on Peters’ menu are the Buzzed Bunny, Easy Like Sunday Morning, Queen City Beets, A Rad Miracle, Corn on Corn, Mediterranean Flizz, Rocky’s Honey, Black Bubbles, Jager Punch, All CLT Punch, and “27 and Damn Fine!”

Peters notes the following among his favorites:

Buzzed Bunny Punch: Barrel-Rested Cardinal Gin, fresh carrot juice, Sweet Vermouth, St. Germain Foam, poppy seeds

Jäger Punch: Jägermeister, Sutler’s Gin, Lenny Boy Ginger Kombucha, fresh pressed orange

A Rad Miracle Punch: Milagro Reposado Tequila, salted radish syrup, Lillet Blanc

ALL CLT Punch: Doc Porter’s Gin, Lenny Boy Lemon Lavender Kombucha, lavender and basil syrup, fresh pressed lemon

Easy Like Sunday Morning Punch: Tito’s Vodka, Cointreau, Peychaud’s Bitters, fresh muddled orange, topped with prosecco

Corn on Corn: Old Scout Bourbon, homemade popcorn simple syrup, Byrrh

Queen City Beets: Queen Charlotte’s Reserve Rum, beet simple syrup, Fair Game Beverage’s Apple Tipper Wine

Rocky’s Honey: Fernet Branca, rooftop honey ginger syrup, Licor 43, fresh orange

27 and Damn Fine!: Fernet Branca, Vida Mezcal, Damn Fine Mocha Liqueur, arbol chili pepper

Black Bubbles
Fernet Branca, homemade blackberry syrup, topped with prosecco

The Punch Room’s artisan-crafted small plates also bring new flavors for the spring, as Flounder Ceviche, Beef Cheek Tacos, and King Crab have been added to its latest menu of existing sweet and savory favorites.

About The Punch Room

Nestled on the 15th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte and open Wednesday through Saturday evenings, The Punch Room is a modern reincarnation of a sultry, sophisticated drinking den. Offering sophisticated residential-style seating for just 37 guests, the night spot presents spectacular city views and serves renowned punches and cocktails created by head mixologist Bob Peters. It has been ranked the #1 bar/night spot in Charlotte since opening in early 2015.