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Chilean Roman Punch Recipe
Chilean Roman Punch Recipe

Roman punch is one of the most traditional combinations for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in Chile, with origins dating back centuries to the Vatican.

How to make Chilean Roman Punch?

Roman punch is a very refreshing cocktail and easy to prepare, believed to have inspired the creation of the popular Chilean earthquake cocktail typical of Independence Day celebrations.

Nutritional Information

Category: Cocktails
Cuisine: Chilean
Calories: 500
Preparation: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 people

Chilean Roman Punch recipe


  • 750 ml white wine
  • 750 ml champagne (sparkling wine)
  • 1 liter pineapple ice cream


  1. Thaw the pineapple ice cream until it reaches a creamy consistency without becoming completely liquid.
  2. In a large bowl, pour the bottles of white wine and champagne in a 1-to-1 combination or adjust to your taste.
  3. Add the thawed pineapple ice cream, mix gently, and refrigerate for about two hours.
  4. Serve the Roman punch well chilled in a champagne or martini glass, optionally adding an additional scoop of pineapple ice cream.

Origin of Roman Punch

The original Roman punch was supposedly a favorite preparation in the papal curia of the Vatican. Originally made with white wine and meringue, it later evolved to include champagne, sorbet, becoming the emblematic cocktail of European high society.

Did you know?

Legend has it that Roman punch was once a closely guarded secret recipe. When Napoleon took one of the Pope’s cooks prisoner and appointed him head chef to Josephine, the punch allegedly began to be prepared in France.


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