- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups orange juice
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups gin
- 1/2 cup elderflower liqueur (such as St-Germain)
- 2 cups champagne
- Sliced lemons, quartered strawberries and freshly ground pepper, for garnish
Make the simple syrup: Bring the sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves; let cool.
Combine the orange juice, lemon juice and 1/2 cup simple syrup in a punch bowl. Add the gin and elderflower liqueur and stir. Fill with ice, then add the champagne. Garnish with lemons, strawberries and pepper.
Photograph by Charles Masters