December 29, 2016 8

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup

Winter champagne punch with refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated.
This is my last entry for 2016.

This feels good.

My brain and body are craving a new start.

For fresh energy and movement.

I’m ready to ring in a new year.

And I’ll be doing so with this winter champagne punch. A bright and citrusy batch cocktail built for a party big or small. Easy to double or triple and comes together in ten minutes or less. Besides the simmered rosemary simple syrup, it’s a dump and pour kind of situation. Garnish liberally with rosemary sprigs and citrus slices and let your guests ladle the night away.

See you in 2017 folks.

This post was in partnership with Absolut. Enjoy responsibly.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated. Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated. Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated. Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated.Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated.Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and refined sugar-free rosemary simple syrup made with honey. A classic champagne punch, elevated.

Winter Champagne Punch
 
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Any champagne, or dry sparkling wine will work in this recipe. If you want to mix the punch beforehand, combine all of the ingredients except the sparkling water and champagne. Refrigerate and add in the last two ingredients right before you're ready to serve.
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Makes: 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 parts Absolut Vodka {1 cup}
  • 8 parts orange juice {1 cup}
  • 8 parts rosemary simple syrup {1 cup, see below}
  • 8 parts sparkling water {1 cup}
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • orange slices, for garnish
  • rosemary sprigs, for garnish
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a punch bowl.
  2. Serve chilled.
  3. Enjoy responsibly.
Rosemary Simple Syrup
 
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Use cane sugar in place of honey to make this vegan. Add the sugar in with the water during the boiling process. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week, until you're ready to use.
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Makes: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 5 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 cup honey {or cane sugar, see notes}
Instructions
  1. In a small pot bring the water and rosemary sprigs to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Then turn the heat off and cool for 5 minutes more.
  3. Strain the rosemary out of the water, add in the honey and stir to dissolve.

The post is sponsored by Absolut; all opinions are my own.

8 Responses to "Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Simple Syrup"

  1. Reply

    Sarah | Well and Full

    December 30, 2016 at 7:35 AM

    I’m ready for a fresh start too. Here’s to 2017, Sherrie! <3

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    michelle @ hummingbird high

    December 30, 2016 at 8:48 AM

    Happy New Hear Sherrie! This drink looks tasty and perfect for NYE.

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    christine desroches / my natural kitchen

    December 30, 2016 at 10:34 AM

    Love the rosemary and citrus combo. Happy new year! xo

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    thalia

    December 31, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Omg! So much yes!! This punch looks seriously so good, and I am so ready for a fresh new start too. My favourite part of the year for sure, xx.

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    Alanna

    January 2, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    These are such stunners! And now I’m craving your earl grey cider cocktails that popped up at the bottom. :D

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    Monique

    January 4, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    How long will the rosemary simple syrup last? I wanted to make it well in advance before assembly. Thanks!

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      Sherrie

      January 4, 2017 at 11:38 PM

      Hi Monique – the syrup will last about a week. Hope this helps!

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    Eden Passante

    January 24, 2017 at 1:34 PM

    Beautiful presentation! I love the flavors in this, so light and refreshing!

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