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Herb-Infused Aperol Sparkling Punch

Herb-Infused Aperol Sparkling Punch

Our beverage manager Jason McNeely loves this punch recipe because it’s simple, great for entertaining at home (which is especially convenient in winter) and incorporates two of his favorite things: rosemary and Aperol. If you’re looking for a fun take on an Aperol Spritz, this is your drink…

Ingredients:

For the Rosemary infused Aperol:

  • 1 bottle Aperol
  • 3 long sprigs fresh rosemary

For the honey syrup:

  • 8 ounces warm water
  • 8 ounces honey

For the punch:

  • 18 ounces rosemary-infused Aperol
  • 9 ounces bourbon such as Four Roses Yellow Label
  • 6 ounces honey syrup
  • 24 ounces sparkling wine
  • 24 ounces seltzer water
  • Garnish: grapefruit slices and additional rosemary sprigs

Directions:

  1. Place 3 long sprigs of fresh rosemary in a bottle of Aperol. Let sit for 3 hours at room temperature, strain.
  2. Combine honey and warm water. Stir together thoroughly, or combine in a jar and shake until mixed.
  3. Mix rosemary-infused Aperol, bourbon, and honey syrup in a punch bowl.
  4. Top with sparkling wine and seltzer.
  5. Garnish with grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs and serve with ice.

Serves about 20 people.

*Note: Photo shows thyme instead of rosemary, which is a good substitute if you don’t have rosemary in your garden or kitchen but our beverage manager recommends using rosemary if possible.