Friday, September 03, 2004


Orange Punch

This is a great drink to serve your friends and keep cool and mellow over this hot weekend. If you are planning a BBQ, this would be a great addtition, along with our Asian Coleslaw, Guacamole and Jamaican Burgers. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

Zest of 3 large juice oranges
Juice squeezed from the same oranges, strained
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup best quality bourbon
Juice of one small lemon
1 bottle cold, dry sparkling wine

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the orange zest, sugar and water. Bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occastionally. Remove from the heat and let the syrup cool.

Strain the cooled syrup into a large pitcher and add the bourbon, orange juice and lemon juice.

Refrigerate until cold. Then pour in sparkling wine.

Enjoy in champagne flutes garnished with an orange slice.

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