Food Culture of the South
Photo by: James Smith
½ cup seedless strawberry jam
1 cup fresh lemon juice
¾ cup simple syrup
1 cup American dry gin
¼ cup Cointreau
2 cups dry sparkling white wine, chilled
2 cups soda water, chilled
Garnish: Additional fresh strawberries, mint leaves, lemon wheels, and edible flowers
Pro tip: When making punch for a party, make a backup pitcher and store it in the refrigerator, so you can refresh the punch bowl as the party is going.
- In an empty bundt pan or large ice molds, combine strawberries, mint leaves, lemon wheels, and edible flowers and top with ice cubes. Fill with water and freeze overnight.
- In a punch bowl, whisk jam, lemon juice, and simple syrup until smooth. Stir in gin and Cointreau, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Just before serving, add sparkling wine, soda, and ice. Finish with additional garnishes.
- Recipe from Colleen Hughes, Haberdish, Charlotte