Recipes

Winter Punch (adult friendly)

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.101cookbooks.com/

Use whatever citrus you like, we did a blend of 2/3 cara cara orange juice + 1/3 grapefruit juice.
 
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What's in it

Ingredients

1 750-ml bottle of prosecco
2 cups / 480 ml freshly squeezed citrus juice, strained
1 cup gin
1/2 cup rosemary simple syrup (below), or to taste*

1 - 2 tablespoons fresh ginger juice (grate peeled ginger and press through a strainer to collect the juice)

sparkling water to taste, 1-2 cups, or so
a few rosemary sprigs
plenty of ice

How to cook it

Directions

  • In a large bowl combine the prosecco, citrus juice, and gin. You'll build and adjust the flavor balance from here. Add most of the 1/2 cup rosemary syrup, stir well, and taste. Add more if needed. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the ginger juice, stir, taste, and add more if needed. Dilute with sparkling water (your guests will thank you!!), stir, taste again and adjust with more syrup or ginger juice if you like. Serve in a punch bowl with plenty of ice, and a few rosemary sprigs, keeping in mind that the ice will dilute the punch more over time. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled depending on how many people you're serving.
  • *To make rosemary simple syrup: 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary needles in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer for 3-5 minutes, or long enough for the sugar to dissolve. Remove from heat and let infuse for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar until ready to use. You can also use honey in place of the sugar.