Friday, December 01, 2006

Herbal Punch

A delightful non-alcoholic party punch for the holidays.

Serves 30+

2 cups honey
16 cups water
2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons rosemary
8 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
8 cups sparkling mineral water
3 or 4 scented geranium leaves

Combine the honey, 4 cups water, 1/4 cup of the lemon juice and the rosemary in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the honey is dissolved.
Remove from the heat and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Strain into a large punch bowl.

Press the strawberries through a sieve into the punch bowl, add the rest of the water and lemon juice, lime juice and sparkling water. Stir gently.

Add ice cubes 5 minutes before serving.

Float extra rosemary leaves and the geranium leaves on top if desired.


Bea Kunz

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