Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Punch Drunk Love At First Sight!

I saw this recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Basil Prosecco Punch on ktchn about a week and a half ago and it was so simple I had to try it soon. Last nights engagement party was the perfect occaish! (Congrats Matt & Leslie!) - but the real winner of the drink was the amazing basil simple syrup portion. I was obbbsssesssed with it. I wanted to slurp it from straws and harden it into candy or whisk into a topping for an ice cream and spread it on toast and dip my fingers into it and suckle the tiniest drops to not use it all before I added it to the punch and shout from the top of the mountain tops the extreme happiness it was bringing me. I was flitting around the kitchen forcing Nickie and Shawn and Natalie to taste it in its purest state and I couldnt stop beaming. Sigh. SOOOO GOOD.

1 Bottle Of Prosecco
1/2 cup basil simple syrup.
6 or 7 strawberries, food processed
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

Basil Simple Syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
10 basil stems, + leaves minced

Bring the water and sugar to s simmer for about 5-7 minutes with the 10 basil stems until water and sugar are combined. Set aside to cool, 5 minutes. Stir in the minced basil and refrigerate overnight, stirring once.

Put strawberries and balsamic in the food processor and pulse til liquefied. Add prosecco and strain the basil simple syrup ( I used my french press!) and serve immediatement!


  1. Since the weather is so god aweful hot in the Madison area....this will go well on a memorial day weekend. Oh, come to think of it. We'll see you on Sunday!!! Congrats!

  2. LEEK BREAD PUDDING. please. :)