Saturday, December 01, 2012

Pear Pomegranate Sparkling Punch

Refreshing Beverage of the Week
Last week, my friend and mixer-man Bram gave us two great Holiday punches. I too have a great punch recipe (which I did not have time for last week) so here it is!

1 bottle (750 ml. each) Riesling
2 cans (11.5 oz each) pear nectar
2 cups Pomegranate juice
1/2 cup triple sec
1 1/2 cups pear vodka
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cups pears, thinly sliced
1 bottle (750 ml.) Gruet

Mix all ingredients except Gruet in a pitcher. Chill until ready to serve, at least 1 hour and up to 1 day ahead. To serve, pour into a large punch bowl; add Gruet and ice cubes. Let the games begin!