It's been forever since I've posted a recipe, mostly because I've been doing a ton more sewing that I ever have and nothing really interesting in the kitchen. But I thought that as we approach the glorious holiday weekend ahead, a time of barbecues, parties and drunken encounters with recreational explosives, what better time to share this champagne punch recipe with you?
There is nothing patriotic about this punch. In it you will find no red, no white, no blue. But it is so good that you just might drink the entire dispensers worth [with help, of course...or not?] and then make a mid-party run to the liquor store across the street just so you can mix up another batch.
And maybe it could help fuel your oonapalooza sewing??
So mix up a batch, set up your lawn chairs, and have a safe and fun holiday weekend!
Grapefruit and Rosemary Champagne Punch
1/2 1L bottle tanqueray [about 2 cups] or gin of choice
1 bottle Simply Grapefruit juice, chilled
2 bottles champagne of choice, chilled
1 batch rosemary simple syrup [recipe follows]
1 cut up grapefruit and rosemary sprigs for garnish
Mix gin, juice, cooled simple syrup, sliced grapefruit and rosemary in a large punch bowl or drink dispenser. Pour in champagne and mix gently. Enjoy!
Rosemary Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
handful rosemary sprigs [3-4 large sprigs]
Mix water and sugar in a saucepan and bring just to boiling. Remove from heat and add rosemary. Let steep until cool. Remove rosemary and refrigerate until use.