I meant to share photos and recipes from our NYE party this year but as usual got so focused on the party that I forgot to take pics. Anyway, my trick of serving a specialty drink seemed to do the trick again and thought I would share the recipe for anyone adding to their party repertoire. This recipe for Sparkling Rum Punch comes from Southern Living’s December 2012 issue:
Photo: Jim Franco; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
- 2 cups fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup orange liqueur
- 1/2 cup dark rum
- 2 (750-milliliter) bottles sparkling wine, chilled
- Stir together orange juice, orange liqueur, and rum in a medium bowl; cover and chill 1 hour. Pour mixture into a large pitcher or punch bowl, and top with chilled sparkling wine. Serve immediately.
- Note: We tested with Cointreau orange liqueur and Asti Spumante sparkling wine.
I added the rosemary and orange slice as in the picture and also a mint leaf. Really yummy! This would also be a refreshing drink for a summer party.