mom’s christmas eve punch. #food #drink

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really drink (much). I might pour a little Baileys or Kahlua into my coffee in the evening once in a (long) while. (Yes, I drink coffee in the evening… and every other time of day.) And I might have some wine on special occasions. But there is something I always drink… once a year. It’s what I call ‘Mom’s Christmas Eve Punch‘ and it’s delicious.

I always meant to share this… but I don’t think I ever did. I had to search my blog to verify… and I couldn’t find it… so hopefully it’s not here and I’m not repeating myself. But if I am, who cares, right?

If you are more selective with your drink choices (I don’t know anything about wine or beer or anything else except that I like some wine and hate all beer…gag), maybe this will sound like too much of a ‘girly drink‘. Do people still say that? I don’t even know. Anyway… my point being… don’t laugh at me. I just know what I like and this is yummy. But as I rarely drink, I have to be careful not to go overboard. It doesn’t take much to give me pink cheeks and put me to sleep.

I searched my photos from past Christmas Eves, but it appears that I have never taken a picture of the punch. I found a picture online… which looks similar. Maybe this year, I’ll remember to take a picture before diving in… but I can’t promise anything.

Let me know if you try it… or if I’m just embarrassing myself by posting this.

Strawberry Champagne Punch
makes about 3 quarts

2 – 10oz packages of frozen strawberries in sugar, thawed (you could use the ones with Splenda instead of sugar but it’s fucking Christmas)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar (you can probably use less but Mom is by the book…)
1 (750mL) bottle of red rosé wine, chilled (I’m pretty sure any wine will work… but again, Mom is by the book…)
1 quart raspberry sherbet
1 (750mL) bottle Asti Spumante or Champagne, chilled

In a blender, puree strawberries. Try not to drink this pureed goodness. In a large punch bowl, combine pureed strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, and wine; stir until sugar dissolves. Try not to lap it up like a puppy. Just before serving, scoop sherbet into punch bowl and add Asti Spumante. Stir gently. Now you may drink it. 

©2017 what sandra thinks
…although the recipe did not originate with me… I have no idea where it initially came from…

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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31 Responses to mom’s christmas eve punch. #food #drink

  1. magarisa says:

    Mmmm…sounds like my kind of drink!

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  2. Meg says:

    That sounds delicious! 😋

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  3. That sounds and looks like something you could seriously over indulge on!
    Who needs to eat when you have that?

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  4. The V Pub says:

    Looks like a delicious recipe.

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  5. That’s a great drink! We’ve made versions of that before too. And it always looks festive. You saying you have to be careful not to drink too much of it reminds of the same scenario with my wife’s grandmas elderberry wine. It’s like drinking juice or something…til you’re in the corner drooling.

    And, “…all beer…gag.” What’s up with dissing the beer, man. There are some fantastic beers out there. 😃😃

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  6. You’re not embarrassing yourself by posting. And never feel like you have to apologize for whatever you post. This is your world, we’re just peeking in.

    The drink looks good! I don’t drink much either. Downed a bottle of vodka when I turned 20 because I was upset (never a good sign) and then I had a horrible reaction to whiskey not too long after. It’s not for me lol.

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    • I had an unfortunate experience with tequila in college. I can’t even stand the smell of it now!

      With this punch… I could easily drink too much. I have to remind myself that it has alcohol in it or I’m in trouble…


  7. Marquessa says:

    I totally must try making this! I stand by my girly drinks (wine…okay, beer…gag, sangria…I’ll drink the pitcher 😆)

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  8. Hunida says:

    That sounds SO yummy! I think I really would like to make it someday! Do they have pre-packaged frozen strawberries with sugar or do we add the sugar?

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  9. Lennon Carlyle says:

    Might have to try this at my Aunt’s house for Christmas! Thanks for sharing, it sounds yummy!

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