Add some glitz to your party with this delicious punch from Martie Duncan!
Lemon lime punch is always a hit. By adding some lemon and lime wheels plus a few cranberries to an ice ring, you make it even more festive for the holiday season. Try adding lemon, lime, or orange sherbet for a dessert cocktail your guests will love.
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups water
24 fresh mint leaves plus more for garnish
1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice
2 cups fresh lime juice
½ cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
1 (750 ml) bottle citrus vodka
1 (750-ml) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine
3 bottles Seagram’s Escapes Lime Margarita
Lemon and limes, sliced for garnish
To make the simple syrup: Add sugar and water to a saucepan. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir to help dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat. Add the mint leaves. Allow to cool completely. Strain to remove the mint. Discard the mint. Chill. (Note: Simple syrup will keep in the refrigerator for a week or more.)
To make the punch: Stir together the juices, mint syrup, and 2 cups water. Check the sweetness. You can add a bit more juice or sugar to your taste. Add the vodka and orange liqueur. Chill for at least 3 hours. When you are ready to serve, add the vodka mixture to the punchbowl. Carefully pour in the sparkling wine and Seagram’s Escapes. Add ice or an ice ring and the additional mint for garnish. Serve over ice.
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