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Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup

Winter champagne punch lightly sweetened with rosemary honey syrup.
Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.
2016 was hard.

I’m really happy to see it go.

This is my last entry for 2016.

And this feels good.

Both my brain.

And my body are craving a new start.

They’re craving fresh energy.

And movement.

I’m so ready to ring in a new year.

How will you be celebrating the start of 2017?

I think I’ll be doing so with a glass of this winter champagne punch in my hand. A bright and citrusy batch cocktail built for a party big or small. It’s an easy recipe to double or even triple. And after the rosemary honey syrup is simmered and cooled, it comes together in less than five minutes. I chose to use honey in place of sugar in the syrup because I love the flavors of citrus and herbs and honey. There’s a certain depth that sugar doesn’t allow here. But if you want to make this vegan or you only have sugar on hand, an equal swap is perfectly doable.

This winter citrus punch is a real dump and pour kind of situation. Garnish liberally with rosemary sprigs and citrus slices. And toss in some fun square ice cubes. And let your guests ladle the night away. If you don’t own a punch bowl or can’t borrow one from a friend, any pourable pitcher will work. This could also be served up in fun martini glasses rimmed with sugar.

Here are few more cocktails from my archives that would also be New Years appropriate. See you in 2017 folks. Peace, love, magic. xx

Golden Bubbles Champagne Cocktail

Dirty Chai Cocktail

Vanilla Coffee Martinis with Salted Cocoa Rims

Black Peppercorn + Cranberry Shrub Cocktails

This post was in partnership with Absolut. Enjoy responsibly.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup | Winter champagne punch with citrus, and lightly sweetened rosemary honey syrup. A classic winter punch elevated with champagne.

Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey Syrup

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 minutes
Serves 10 servings

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 champagne and ice. Refrigerate and add in the last two ingredients right before you're ready to serve.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Absolut Vodka
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup rosemary honey syrup {see notes}
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco
  • orange slices, for garnish
  • rosemary sprigs, for garnish
  • ice

Directions

Mix all of the ingredients together in a punch bowl.

Serve chilled.

Enjoy responsibly.

Recipe Notes

To make the rosemary honey syrup combine 1 cup of filtered water, 1 cup honey {or sugar cane} with 5 sprigs rosemary in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Stir, and strain out the rosemary and cool completely. This will stay good in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. 


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

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8 Responses to "Winter Champagne Punch with Rosemary Honey 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!

  2. Reply

    michelle @ hummingbird high

    December 30, 2016 at 8:48 AM

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

  3. Reply

    Christine

    December 30, 2016 at 10:34 AM

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

  4. Reply

    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.

  5. Reply

    Alanna

    January 2, 2017 at 1:16 PM

    These are such stunners! And now I’m craving it.

  6. Reply

    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!

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      January 4, 2017 at 11:38 PM

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

  7. Reply

    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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