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Easy to make Zesty Herbal Holiday Punch

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

A good party drink that will have people coming back for more, and a delightful non-alcoholic choice for drivers. For more mocktail and homemade entertaining recipes including Kittypaws, Delightful Holiday Cranberry Eggnog, Delicious Pink Lady Mocktail, Tomato Ice Cream, Herbal Holiday Punch, homemade cream cheese, homemade Boursin cheese, etc, go to betweenclosefriends.com blog, under the ‘Recipe’ category.

2 cups honey

8 ½ pints water (18 cups)

2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 T fresh rosemary leaves, plus more to decorate

8 cups sliced strawberries

2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice

4 pints sparkling mineral water (8 cups)

ice cubes

3-4 scented geranium leaves

  1. Combine the honey, 4 ½ cups water, 1/8 of the lemon juice, and the rosemary leaves in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring until all the honey is dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  4. Strain into a large punch bowl.
  5. Press the strawberries through a fine sieve into the punch bowl; add the rest of the water and lemon juice, and the limejuice and sparkling water.
  6. Stir gently. Add the ice cubes 5 minutes before serving, and float the geranium and rosemary leaves on the surface. (For farsighted entertainers, before the party, freeze some geranium petals, strawberry slices, and/or rose petals in the ice cube tray. Use these decorative ice cubes to keep this punch cool)
  7. Serve the punch in small glasses adorned with a fresh lime twist.