Sparkling Shiraz Punch


Wine adds dimension to a punch instantly. This drink incorporates sparkling Shiraz, and is a good recipe to have in your repertoire -- it can be made in minutes.


  • 15 mint sprigs

  • 1 ounce whipping-quality pasteurized egg white, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup superfine sugar

  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)

  • 2 bottles sparkling Shiraz

  • 3 liters club soda

  • 1 ½ cups St. Germain Elderflower liqueur


  1. Brush mint with egg white. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar, and let dry on a wire rack. Mix lemon juice and remaining sugar in a large punch bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add Shiraz, club soda, and liqueur. Serve with ice, and garnish with sugared mint sprigs.

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