The Perfect Summer Punch

What better way to cool down on a hot day than with the perfect summer punch! Shared with friends by the beach or the perfect celebratory dinner accompaniment- nothing says ‘Hello sunshine’ like a glass of punch. Recipe Via our friends at Taste.

INGREDIENTS 

8 strawberries, plus extra sliced strawberries to serve

1/2 cup (125ml) sweet red Vermouth

1/2 cup (125ml) gin

1/3 cup (80ml) Cointreau or other orange liqueur

1 orange, thinly sliced

1/2 Lebanese cucumber, sliced

Handful of mint leaves

700ml lemonade, chilled

METHOD

Whizz strawberries in a blender to puree. Strain the strawberry puree through a sieve, pressing down with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible, then return to the blender with the vermouth, gin and liqueur, and pulse to combine.

Fill a large jug with plenty of ice, then add orange slices, cucumber, mint and extra strawberries. Pour in the gin mixture, then top up with lemonade.

Serve in chilled glasses to very happy friends (or just a very happy you!). Enjoy.