A unique punch to serve during the at Christmas or in the Summer holidays is this one with roses and strawberries. Inspired by one of Marie Anakee Miczak from Gave That’ favourite authors and aroma therapists, Valerie Ann Wormwood, this punch uses her rose syrup recipe along with a hint of brandy and lots of Tombú Prieto Picudo Rosado.
The first thing to do a night or two before is to make some rose ice cubes. A tip to helping to give that glass paperweight clear look to your cubes is to boil and let the water cool before pouring them into the trays. Mini rose buds often found in loose leaf teas work best for what we need for the finishing touch to the punch.
Something else worth making ahead of time is the rose syrup also needed. Find the simple recipe over here. Otherwise, a strawberry syrup will work or the syrup reserved from a can of strawberries. If pure, organic, steam distilled rose essential oil is not on hand, consider making your own rose water with this method over here.
One of the reasons why strawberries and rose works so well together, aside from the colour, is they’re actually in the same Rosacea plant family. Cherries and red raspberries are as well so feel free to substitute if you like.
Now on to the punch!
A unique punch made from roses, strawberries, Rosé and a hint of brandy for holiday warmth.
3 bottles Rosé wine (i.e. Tombú Prieto Picudo Rosado)
1 cup Brandy
2 Tablespoons Rose (see recipe here) or strawberry syrup
1 cup Fresh or canned strawberries
6 cups Strawberry lemonade
4 drops Essential oil of rose or 1/2 cup rosewater
4 cups Rose bud embedded ice cubes
Puree your strawberries and strain out the seeds through a sieve. You can also substitute strawberry juice for this.
Dissipate the essential oil in your brandy and then combine this with your wine and syrup.
Combine all ingredients together, pour into punch bowl and serve with rose embedded ice cubes.
Adding fresh fruit to the punch bowl and/or glass once poured is also very nice. Fresh like, orange, raspberries and strawberries.
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins