Thirsty Thursday Lemon Drop Champagne Punch
- 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
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