Bowl is an English low-alcohol drink which consists of sparkly and table wine, fruits (berries), sugar, and other ingredients (seasonings, spices, and herbs). According to custom bowl is made in the presence of guests in a large 2-3-liter spherical bowl made of crystal or glass.
Depending on the punch bowl is always drunk chilled. In winter, it’s served at room temperature, and in summer, it’s cooled to 10-12°C. There’s no single generally accepted bowl recipe. The main thing is to add wine and fruits (berries).
An ideal vessel for bowl
- Champagne – 750 ml
- Dry wine (red or white) – 750 ml
- Sugar – 100-150 grams
- 3-4 fruits or 500 grams of berries
- Spices and seasonings – to taste (optional)
- Whiskey (brandy) – 100 ml (optional)
- Ice cubes – 100-150 grams (optional)
Often times bowl is made with oranges, lemons, peaches, apples, pineapples (half of it), and even melons. You can combine different fruits in the same drink. As for the berries, you can use strawberries, cherries, wild strawberries, and raspberries.
Fruits go best with white wine, and berries—with red.
- Cut the fruits into small pieces, grate the apples, and crush the berries (remove the stones if possible).
- Put the pulp in the bowl. Add sugar, seasonings, spices, wine, strong alcohol and mix. Cover it with a lid.
- Leave the bowl for 60-90 minutes in a fridge.
- Add champagne and stir.
- Pour the prepared bowl in red wine glasses. Optionally, you can add a few ice cubes. The drink is served with a teaspoon, side plate, and straw.