Summer Cherry & Mint Punch
Cherries are at their absolute best in the summer! This crowd-pleasing punch is the perfect way to infuse a refreshing cocktail with the season's best produce. It starts with an easy cherry-mint simple syrup, freshly squeezed lime, grapefruit juice, and topped with your favorite Prosecco.
Easily make this non-alcoholic by swapping out the Prosecco with sparkling water and omitting the liquor.
For the cherry-mint simple syrup:
1 C granulated sugar
1 C water
1 C cherries
A handful of fresh mint
To build the cocktail:
1 ½ C gin or vodka
1 C grapefruit juice
2 limes, juiced
1 C cherry-mint syrup
Ice to fill punch bowl
- Add water and sugar to a pot. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Add cherries and mint and stir occasionally for 5 min. Strain out cherries and mint and set aside to cool.
- When simple syrup is cooled completely, combine the rest of the ingredients into a large punch bowl and top with the desired amount of Prosecco.
- Fill with plenty of ice.
- Garnish with slices of grapefruit and lime, mint, and fresh cherries.