To Celebrate the start strawberry and of picnic season, wave “Hello”, and to toast our first ever recipe on this blog, we are dishing up a boozy strawberry & elderflower prosecco punch recipe.
I like to take this punch on picnics in small glass jars as seen on the photo. However you may not want to fill them up as much as I did, as this makes quite large servings and the strawberries, infused in Gin, really do have a sneaky kick to them.
For parties it is an excellent bowl drink and you can easily adjust the strength by adding more or less fizzy water when serving.
One thing you have to bear in mind when making this recipe is, that it needs time to infuse and develop its flavor. Ideally you should give it about eight hours to chill . But trust me, it’s worth the wait.
Serves 12 (125 ml serving)
- 400g fresh strawberries, washed and cut into quarters
- 80 ml gin (I used Hendrick’s gin)
- 50 ml elderflower cordial
- juice of half a lime
- at least 8 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1/2 l sparkling water
- 1 bottle of prosecco (or any other sparkling wine)
How it’s done
In a large bowl that can hold at least 2 liters, add the strawberries, elderflower cordial, gin, lime juice and half the mint leaves. Stir and leave to infuse in the fridge for about 8 hours.
Once you are ready to serve the punch, take out the mint leaves, as they will have started to look quite miserable. Then simply top up your strawberry mixture with the chilled sparkling water and prosecco, garnishing the punch with the remaining mint leaves.
Serve in a bowl or fill into jars. If possible try to enjoy the punch chilled, as this way it’s crisp and refreshing.
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