Lemon-Gin Fizzy Punch

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Lemon-Gin Fizzy PunchRecipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

We prefer a more botanical-tasting gin like Bristow in this punch.

Makes 3 1/2 qt.

Ingredients

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2 cups sugar
4 fresh mint sprigs
1 vanilla bean, split
1 (750-ml.) bottle gin
1 3/4 cups fresh lemon juice
1 (750-ml.) bottle dry sparkling wine, chilled
Garnishes: fresh mint leaves, citrus slices

Preparation

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 5 Hours, 5 Minutes

1. Stir together sugar and 2 cups water in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 5 minutes. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add mint and vanilla bean; cool completely. Discard mint and vanilla bean.

2. Stir together gin, lemon juice, 2 cups water, and 2 1/2 cups mint-vanilla syrup. Cover and chill 4 hours. Combine gin mixture and sparkling wine in a large punch bowl.

Created date

November 2014