I learned this recipe from my in-laws years ago and it really has become "the" punch when punch is called for. It is sweet but light, not heavy on a hot day. To tell you the truth, I am mostly blogging about this today so that we all know where to find the recipe the next time we need it, as I always seem to be ransacking my cookbook cupboard for it when it comes up.
The basic punch is lemony, but I have added pureed berries before for both presentation and taste. I have also floated lemon wedges and blueberries because they look so delicate and tempting. Take a look at the recipe and then leave me a comment and let me know what your variation would be. I love new ideas.
- 2 tsp. citric acid
- 2 tsp. pure lemon extract
- 2 1/2 cups sugar (I often use less to keep it on the tart side)
- 1 gallon water
So tell me, what would your garnish be to this punch?