Festive Punch Selection

Thirsty revellers prefer to help themselves to punch. Make the punch less potent with the addition of soda water or fruit juice.

YOU WILL NEED

Rosé Sangria with Peaches and Elderflower Tonic

  • 750 ml bottle chilled rosé wine
  • 2 peaches, pipped and cut into wedges
  • 200 ml bottle elderflower tonic water
  • 1 litre chilled soda water
  • elder flowers or chamomile blossoms (optional)
  • crushed ice, to serve

Apple and Basil Punch

  • 1.5 litres chilled clear apple juice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) vodka
  • 2 green (Granny Smith) apples, kept whole and thinly sliced
  • 2 red apples, kept whole and thinly sliced
  • a handful of basil leaves
  • crushed ice, to serve
  • sea salt flakes, for glass rims
Method
Rosé Sangria with Peaches and Elderflower Tonic

Place the wine in a 2.5 litre capacity bowl or jug.

Add the peaches.

Chill in the fridge. Just before serving add tonic water, soda water, flowers and ice and stir to combine.

 

Apple and Basil Punch

Place the juice, vodka, apple slices and basil in a jug and stir to combine.

Chill in the fridge. Just before serving add ice.

Spread the salt on a plate. Dip the rims of the glasses into the punch and then press into the salt to coat.

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