Peppery Punch

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 8-10 servings
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.