Hobson’s Choice, chose punch as the theme. I really love the way punches bring people together. To me, serving punch means you’re celebrating … even if you’re only celebrating the fact that it’s Wednesday night.
This is a variation on a punch (inspired by this recipe) I figured since it was a great way to ring in the New Year, a little touch of lavender would make it a great way to celebrate the coming of spring.
- 4 bottle dry sparkling wine
- 1 bottle cognac
- 1 cup maraschino liqueur
- 1 cup Loft lavender liqueur
- ½ cup fresh tangerine juice
Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl. Fill a bundt pan or large metal bowl with water and fruit slices, then freeze. Use warm water to loosen it, then put the large ice block in your punch bowl. The larger ice will melt more slowly while still keeping your punch cold. Alternatively, you could put ice in the individual serving cups. Optional: Add several dashes of angostura bitters.