Three Tier Punch

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
4 hr

Yield:
3 1/2 quarts
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For step 1:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry white wine
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • For step 2:
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 cups vodka
  • For step 3:
  • 1/2 cup red Italian bitters (recommended: Campari)
  • 1 quart seltzer water
  • For step 1:
Directions

In a medium saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil. When the sugar has melted, remove from the heat and add the basil leaves. Let stand until completely cooled, then strain through a fine mesh sieve and discard solids. Refrigerate syrup until ready to use.

Place 1/4 cup of the chilled syrup, the white wine, and orange juice in a pitcher and stir to combine. Serve chilled.

For step 2: To the pitcher add the lemon juice, lime juice, vodka, and an additional 1/2 cup of the basil syrup and stir to blend. Serve over ice.

For step 3: To the pitcher add the bitters, seltzer water, and remaining syrup and stir to blend. Serve over ice.


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