Thirsty Thursday Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Ingredients:

  • 3 lemons, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 750ml bottle of champagne, chilled
  • 3/4 cup best-quality vodka, chilled
  • 4 oz candied lemon peels

Directions:

With vegetable peeler, remove zest from each lemon in a long, continuous spiral. Juice lemons, and strain pulp. Set aside.

Heat sugar and 1/2 cup water in small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add zest. Let syrup cool completely, about 2 hours.

Pour champagne, vodka, lemon juice and syrup into a punch bowl; stir. Serve glasses of punch with candied peels.

Photo Source and Recipe: MarthaStewart.com