greet your guests
THE WELCOME PUNCH
A glass of wine is fine, but a welcoming punch prepared for the occasion is rather more special.
Juice of 2 oranges
Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup (250 mL) dry white wine
3 tbsp (45 mL) Cointreau
2 cups (500 mL) ginger beer, chilled
2 cups (500 mL) dry sparkling white wine such as cava or Prosecco, chilled
Ice (ideally a single large block)
6 thin slices of lemon for garnish
1 Combine juices, white wine and Cointreau in a punch bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
2 When ready to serve, add ginger beer, sparkling wine and ice. Float lemon slices on top. Ladle into Champagne flutes to serve, leaving out the ice and lemon slices.
Serves 6 to 8 guests