Day 12: Sparkling Par-TEA Punch
To end off our 12 Days of Recipes, we thought what better to end with than Christmas inspired punch that your whole party will love. When hosting a crowd, why not make a big punch bowl full of Raspberry Cherry Tea Fruit Punch? This bubbly, festive and easy Christmas punch is light, refreshing, and not overly sweet making it a great addition to your holiday party.
The only thing you need to do ahead of time is cold brew some Raspberry Cherry Compote tea. Our Raspberry Cherry Compote tea full of fresh raspberries, ripe cherries, sweet bananas, shredded coconut and hibiscus to create a fruity, fragrant, tropical delight. If you're in a hurry, you can brew the tea very strong and dilute it with some ice cubes.
Once your tea is brewed, this recipe is as simple as slice, pour & mix!
WHAT YOU NEED:
(Makes 4-6 servings)
- Loose leaf paper tea bags, or the Conflicted Iced Tea Brewer
- 32oz wide mouth mason jar (if not using the Conflicted Brewer)
- A punch bowl, large pitcher, or other drink dispenser
- 6 tbsp Raspberry Cherry Compote loose leaf tea
- 32oz cups filtered water
- 1 bottle prosecco (or ginger ale)
- 1/4-1/2 cup apple juice
- 2 cups of ice
- Slices of lime, lemon, orange and apple (optional)
- Rosemary (for garnish)
- Add 6 TBSP of Raspberry Cherry Compote to loose leaf paper tea bag, or Conflicted Iced Tea brewer.
- If using a paper tea bag, place into mouth of mason jar.
- Pour 24 oz of cold water into mason jar or fill Conflicted Brewer.
- Cover so it's sealed and place into the fridge 24 hours, then remove the infuser.
- When the tea is brewed, take the tea out of the fridge.
- Add your ice to your punch bowl.
- Pour in all of your tea concentrate.
- Add in your apple juice (the more you add, the sweeter the drink will be)
- Just before serving, pour in 1 bottle of prosecco (or 1 liter ginger ale if you want yours alcohol free).
- Garnish with rosemary and slices of lime, lemon, orange and apple.
- Pour into your glasses & serve!
We recommend making your tea concentrate the night before for the strongest flavors. When sealed properly, your tea concentrate should last up to a week.
This punch can be made ahead of time, just don't add ice or prosecco/soda until serving as to not dilute or lose its fizz. Keep the punch kid-friendly by keeping the alcohol on the side for guests to add on their own.
This tea is naturally sweet, but if you'd like to sweeten the mixture more, add simple syrup to your liking by combining water and sugar in a small saucepan and boiling until the sugar has dissolved completely then let cool.