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Sparkling Citrus Punch [VIDEO]

Pitcher of champagne punch

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This Holiday Champagne Punch is the ultimate lightened-up holiday cocktail! It’s made with freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice, naturally sweetened, and serves a crowd!

Ingredients

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  • 5 freshly squeezed oranges (makes 2 cups of juice)
  • 2 freshly squeezed grapefruits (makes 1 3/4 cups of juice)
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 2 bottles of champagne or prosecco
  • 6 to 8 ounces gluten-free vodka
  • 3/4 cup of simple syrup, add more based on desired sweetness
  • 2 cups of ice
  • Garnish: 4 lemon slices, 4 orange slices, 2 grapefruit slices, and 1/2 cup fresh cranberries or pomegranate seeds
  • Garnish: Sprigs of rosemary

Simple Syrup (makes: 1 1/4 cup):

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and cut into slices

Instructions

  1. Make simple syrup: Bring water honey, and ginger to a simmer, let simmer for 5 minutes. Take off heat and set aside Let cool completely before using. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  2. Juice oranges and grapefruit and set aside. Cut additional orange, grapefruit, and lemon slices for garnish in the pitcher.
  3. Place freshly squeezed juice, and fruit slices in pitcher.
  4. Pour in sparkling water, hampagne or prosecco, vodka, cranberries, 3 sprigs of rosemary, and 2 cups of ice.
  5. Once simple syrup is cooled, pour in 3/4 of a cup. Reserve remaining simple syrup for later use.
  6. Stir well, garnish, and serve.

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