Friday, February 29, 2008

You Don't Pull No Punches

My friend whose baby girl died of SIDS last year is expecting a new baby. She's actually due in just over three weeks.

Last night, our Bunco group hosted a shower for her. It was so much fun. It was a surprise and so cool to see the look on her face when she realized what was going on.

I was one of the co-hosts and was tasked with doing something with champagne. So, below is a recipe I found that turned out to be very tasty. I'll share it. I'm not generally a fan of super-sweet punches, but this one is a little different.

1 can Cherry-Pomegranate juice concentrate (original recipe calls for cranberry juice concentrate, but I substituted this)
1 can Pink Lemonade
1 can Limeade
2 bottles Champagne
1 bottle white wine (I used a Riesling)
1 liter club soda

1 lemon sliced
1 lime sliced

Blend all in a punch bowl and add fruit slices. You can also add frozen strawberries or raspberries.

I made a puree of fresh strawberries and fresh mango which I then froze in some butter molds shaped like dogwood blossoms and floated them on top of the punch. It was a very pretty and refreshing punch.


Mommy Doodles said...

this looks like a great drink, awesome addition of floating blossoms!
i love reading your blog, don't always have time to comment. happy to see you have been feeling better!

good luck to your friend and her upcoming bundle of joy!


rennratt said...

Oh, YUM.

I would love this combination WITHOUT the alcohol! I am a total fan of all things pomegranate!

Throw in some random spices and heat it up, and you could have an Americanized version of Glogg!