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.
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…although the recipe did not originate with me… I have no idea where it initially came from…