The wedding reception was being held in the fifteenth century great hall of a former royal residence, and the antique wooden floor wouldn't stand up to the risk of a rogue red wine stain. Working within the 'no risk of staining' constraints we were inspired by the grand surroundings to consider a suitably medieval recipe with a dash of some festive spices appropriate to the season.
We prepared a range of warming winter punches for a pre-wedding tasting session and worked with the bride and groom to come up with the final recipe.
This could then be pre-batched and heated at the venue before being served to the guests upon arrival.
Naturally, it was so good not a drop was spilt!