December 4, 2013
Having some houseguests recently, I got to play around with a few recipes, and this one was a clear winner. This serves about 10 generous pours, so double or triple based on your guest count - I can promise they'll want more than one glass.
APPLE ROSEMARY PUNCH
6 cups fresh apple cider (no added sugar)
1/2 cup of rosemary simple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon
1 bottle of sparkling wine - a sweet prosecco works well
Combine the first three ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Save the prosecco until right before your guests arrive - you want it to be bubbly, not flat. If you plan to serve throughout the evening, just top off each glass with a generous pour of the prosecco.
For extra credit - I froze a few pomegranate arils in ice cubes. They add a nice holiday color to the glass.