4.29.2011

Happy Hour Friday : Champagne Punch


This weekend is supposed to be gorgeous and that is great news since Saturday is the Foxfield Races. These horse races have taken place for over thirty years and there is always a huge turnout. From children to adults, it is a  favorite of many in Charlottesville. There is tailgating galore with a wide variety of BBQ, deviled eggs, ham biscuits, salads and fried chicken. And what tailgate would be complete without an ample supply of beer, wine, mimosas and bloody marys?

This recipe for champagne punch looks so refreshing and delicious. The addition of fresh fruit mixed with champagne and simple syrup sounds like the perfect cocktail for spring, summer and warm weather in general. Whip up a big batch of this and have some friends over for brunch, a pre-dinner cocktail, or to watch the royal wedding today!

Source: Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Martha Stewart

You Will Need:
  • 1 thinly sliced peach
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 1 bottle champagne or other sparkling white wine

Here We Go:
  • In a pitcher, combine ice, peach, raspberries, blueberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup
  • Slowly pour in champagne or other sparkling white wine

Serves 6
Happy Feasting!

5 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

oh boy is there anything better than this refreshing punch in such hot weather!

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

This sounds delightful! I may have to make it this weekend :)

Ang said...

I have to make this for my closest girlfriends. Their gonna love it! Have a great weekend!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I wish i had one of these right now! The fruit makes it healthy, right!!!

Sabrina said...

Perfect for girl's nights! I made a martha stewart recipe like this for my bridesmaids when we were making centerpieces! It was a big hit!