If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, whether with friends, family, or a special someone (your cat?), you can class up your shindig with some glamorous champagne punch! This is actually an old holiday recipe (it made for a delightful new year’s celebration at the Westervin’s), but the raspberries and bubbly make this a perfect drink for the holiday of lurv.
2 bottles champagne (chilled)
4 oz cognac
2 oz yellow Chartreuse
2 oz maraschino liqueur
2 oz orange curaçao juice of 4 lemons
2 oz simple syrup (more or less, to taste)
Shake all but champagne with ice and strain into punch bowl with a large block of ice. Add champagne, stir gently, and “decorate with fruit.” Add chilled soda water if you wish to make the punch less potent. Serve in punch cups.
from the Wall Street Journal
To make a fancy block of ice grab a bundt pan and partially fill it with water and berries or fruit of your choice. Let it freeze and repeat. Once the whole thing is frozen, you’ve got a fancy block of ice.