Lemon Prosecco Punch

I was going to save this a day and take some prettier pictures and stuff before I posted it but then decided to just ... share already!

It's so easy and such a great drink that you might want the recipe straight away for Saturday, not have to wait until Sunday for it.

And if you're looking for a snack to have with it, I can recommend these spicy cashews.

Anyway, onto the punch.

You'll need:

3 lemons

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

1 bottle of Prosecco

1/2 cup vodka

Peel the lemons in nice long thin strips.

It looks lovely if you can do a single lemon spiral thing but although I try every time I haven't managed this yet.  Just try and make the strips as long as possible and make sure you only have the peel and leave the bitter white pith behind on the lemon.  Put peel to one side.

Squeeze the lemon juice from all three lemons and set that aside too.

Put the sugar and water into a small pan and bring to the boil very slowly over a low heat.  Stir to make sure the sugar is fully dissolved and then add the lemon peel and simmer for two or three minutes.

Remove from the heat and let cool completely.

Pour the whole bottle of Prosecco into a jug or punch bowl, add the sugar syrup and lemon peel, and the lemon juice and then the vodka.

Stir and serve!

Next time I make it I won't actually put the lemon peel in the glass as, pretty though it is, it was annoying to drink.

The Tiniest Thai Rachel Walder lemon prosecco punch

I also served it in wine glasses rather than flutes as I heard Prosecco should be served like this - does anyone have any thoughts or knowledge on the best glass to use?

I hope you like the punch - do let me know if you try it.