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Bourbon Rosemary Punch

Image: Tim Nusog

The prettiest punches aren’t always the tastiest. Not the case with this party-size bourbon-Aperol number. It’s got everything you want from a large-format cocktail: fresh, seasonal flavors and bright, beautiful garnishes, plus a whole lot of bubbles to make the whole thing feel more festive.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Rosemary-infused Aperol (750 mL)*
  • 12 oz Bourbon
  • 6 oz Honey syrup
  • 6 oz Grapefruit juice
  • 1 bottle Dry sparkling wine (750 mL)
  • 1 bottle Soda water (750 mL)
  • Garnish: Grapefruit wheels
  • Garnish: Rosemary sprigs

Steps

  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a punch bowl and add large ice cubes.

  2. Top with the sparkling wine and soda water.

  3. Garnish with grapefruit wheels and rosemary sprigs.

  4. *Rosemary-infused Aperol: Place 4 sprigs of rosemary in a 750 mL bottle of Aperol and let sit for 6 hours at room temperature, then strain out herbs.