Rosemary Ginger Champagne Punch

J and I entertained for the first time in our new home over the weekend and it was such a fun night!  I wanted the theme to be very festive so when I came across this rosemary champagne punch on Pinterest (pst, follow me!  I post good stuffs :), I knew I would have to have it for our guests.  I love rosemary in cocktails, especially around this time of year because it feels like you’re drinking a Christmas tree. 
I always get a little nervous when trying a new recipe off Pinterest because it is either going to be amazing or nothing like you anticipated.  Luckily, this one turned out amazing – it’s very refreshing while tasting like “Christmas” at the same time.  The ginger adds a tiny spicy kick (I could have definitely had more ginger in it, but I love ginger).  It was gone within the first hour of our guests being there and I immediately kicked myself for not doubling the recipe. 
Read on for the recipe, and let me know if any of you try it!
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Rosemary Ginger Sparkling Punch
Serves 15
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 two-inch piece of ginger, thinly sliced
  • 2 bottles dry sparkling wine (such as brut champagne or cava)
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • 2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice ( I used bottled tangerine juice from Trader Joe’s and loved it.)
  • Orange slices and rosemary sprigs, for garnish
1. Combine sugar, rosemary leaves, and ginger in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Set the syrup aside to steep for at least 1 hour.
2. Strain the syrup into a punch bowl or a pitcher, and add the remaining ingredients. Mix well, and garnish with orange slices and rosemary sprigs, if desired.

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