Lemon Drop Champagne Punch
Featuring NEW MILLENNIUM SPARKLING WINE
Looking for a fun and refreshing drink to beat the heat? Look no further. This lemon drop champagne punch is a fantastic summertime treat.
3 lemons, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 bottle (750 milliliters) Sparkling Wine or Champagne, chilled
3/4 cup vodka, chilled
4 ounces candied lemon peels
- With a vegetable peeler, remove zest from each lemon in a long, continuous spiral. Juice lemons, and strain pulp (you should have 3/4 cup juice). Set aside.
- Heat sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add zest. Let syrup cool completely, about 2 hours.
- Pour Champagne, vodka, lemon juice, and syrup into a punch bowl; stir. Serve glasses of punch with candied peels.