Coastal Citrus Punch

This refreshing punch can be made in a large glass jug and placed in a pail of ice for your summertime gathering. Place additional fruit and ice in glasses for a fun, decorative touch.

Coastal Citrus Punch

Coastal Citrus Punch

By: Matthew Mead

Ingredients

  • 2 medium lemons, sliced thin
  • 3 oranges, sliced thin
  • 1 lime, sliced thin
  • 1 dozen green grapes cut in half
  • 3 750-ml bottles off-dry white Riesling wine, chilled
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed and chilled, 4 to 5 lemons
  • 3 cups white grape juice
  • 3 cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • 4 cups sparkling water, chilled

Instructions

Juice the lemons and oranges. Strain the juice.

At least 3 hours and up to 6 hours before serving, combine the syrup, lemon juice, grape juice, pineapple juice, wine and strawberries in a large bowl or pot. Chill in the refrigerator.

Just before serving, pour the punch into a large chilled punch bowl or glass bottle. Add the sparkling water and gently stir.

Serve punch over ice with additional cut fruit.

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