Strawberry and Ginger Party Punch

This recipe is going to take a little more time and preperation than some of the drinks I’ve posted recently. However the end result is worth it and sure to impress! keep in mind I referred to this as a party punch  because the recipe is adapted to make about 6 drinks, not because it is a cheap punch mix with half a gallon of bottom shelf vodka in it. ( I don’t judge) This strawberry and ginger punch uses fresh ingredients and is a great addition to any drink connoisseur’s arsenal.

 

Ingredients:  1/3 cup sugar, 12 oz fresh hulled and halved strawberries, 3 inch piece of ginger peeled and thinly sliced, 1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves, 2 cups of vodka, 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 24 oz seltzer water.

We’ll start by making strawberry ginger syrup

  1. Add sugar, 1/2 cup of strawberries, half of ginger, and a 1/3 cup of water to saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar
  3.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes while occasionally stirring (berries should be soft)

Muddle

  1. Muddle 2 cups of strawberries, 1/4 cup basil, and rest of ginger in a large bowl
  2. Add vodka, lime juice and syrup
  3. Stir
  4. Let sit for 30 minutes up to 2 hours to perfect flavor

Strain and serve

  1. Strain into large punch bowl, pressing out all juice
  2. Add seltzer and remaining strawberries and basil
  3. Serve over ice and enjoy!

 

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