In the kitchen with...Strawberry Champagne Party Punch
Happy New Year, foodie friends!
Welcome to the kitchen, where tonight we will toast to the new year with an actual recipe!
I’m NOT in the kitchen with my favorite coffee mug, rather with a delicious punch recipe that I adapted from the Torani website. Torani brand flavored syrups go from coffee mug to cocktail glass very nicely, I must say!
I’ve used flavored syrups in cookie recipes before, and of course in coffee, but I had never used them in cocktails. Well.. after last night that will all change for sure!
I ordered a 4 pack of sugar free syrups online (why buy one when you can buy four!) and even though I only needed strawberry for the punch recipe, I knew I’d use the other flavors in some recipe at some point. So, I WILL be writing more often because I have recipe testing and sharing to do now that I have all this sugar free syrup deliciousness in the kitchen.
I do love hosting a good party and last night was no exception. It was a small gathering of family and friends, and luckily my sister-in-law likes to help with party prep, so we enjoyed making this recipe together. We actually made two batches of it, and with the help of my friend Lisa, we adapted the recipe even further to use the ingredients we had on hand! What’s more special than marking an occasion with a new recipe and family and friends to share it with?
I hope you will use this recipe in the future as you celebrate any special occasion in your own kitchen- don’t wait until next New Year’s, try it on Valentine’s Day, or for an anniversary, graduation, Mother’s Day, the list could go on and on. I can’t get enough of parties and party planning, and the more I blog the more you will see that about me.
Well, here it is, my “Strawberry Champagne Punch” as adapted from the Torani website. I've mentioned the name brands I used in mine, but use what your taste buds prefer!
Strawberry Champagne Punch
1 (750 ml) bottle of champagne (we used Prosecco in our second batch and it was just as delicious)
1 can ginger ale (Canada Dry)
1 liter sparkling water (Pelligrino)
½ cup Torani sugar free Strawberry syrup (but you could use the sugar free raspberry , peach or whatever flavor you like)
Add all ingredients to punch bowl or pitcher and add ice and sliced strawberries (change fruit if you change syrup flavors)
In our second batch, we used a little less syrup in punch bowl, and let folks add it directly to their glass as they liked. Perfection!
Cheers to the new year and drinks shared around the kitchen table!