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Happy Hour: Sparkling Shiraz Punch

When I saw this recipe in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living, I went a little crazy. With it's vibrant hue, fizzy texture, and glamorous ingredients, I knew it was the perfect crowd-pleasing cocktail for the holidays. Last weekend at an intimate house party, I finally had the chance to make it.

This delicious concoction is everything I thought it would be and more. It's not too potent and subtly sweet. The mint garnish is a pretty, festive finish — don't skip this step, my guests were really impressed! Start looking for the sparkling Shiraz a couple of days before you plan on making it.

Although they sell it at Bevmo, my local store was out and I ended up spending my Saturday afternoon on a frantic sparkling Shiraz hunt. The search was well worth it, though, because this concoction is one of my new favorites. To serve the punch at your holiday party,


Sparkling Shiraz Punch

Sparkling Shiraz Punch

Sparkling Shiraz Punch


  1. 15 mint sprigs
  2. 1 ounce whipping-quality pasteurized egg white, lightly beaten
  3. 1 cup superfine sugar
  4. 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons)
  5. 2 bottles sparkling Shiraz
  6. 3 liters club soda
  7. 1 1/2 cups St. Germain Elderflower liqueur


  1. Brush mint with egg white. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar, and let dry on a wire rack.
  2. Mix lemon juice and remaining sugar in a large punch bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Add Shiraz, club soda, and liqueur. Serve with ice, and garnish with sugared mint sprigs.

Serves 15.




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partysugar partysugar 8 years
TeejayR: I don't know, sure why not? Let me know how it goes. I am making this again for Christmas day!
TeejayR TeejayR 8 years
I can't find any sparkling shiraz. Do you think I could use regular and add extra club soda?
psterling psterling 8 years
What kind of glass do you suppose you should serve this in?
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i like this idea too - i don't know if i would have though about all of the components on my own, but it sounds like it's a great mix and i think that i'l! have to try it one of these days. thanks for posting this one!
Seka21 Seka21 8 years
If only i wasnt too lazy to go get some of the be drinking this dailY!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This sounds so good! I'm going to have to look for sparkling Shiraz - I've never seen it before.
lily_xx lily_xx 8 years
I was actually looking for some sort of prosecco drink to serve at my holiday party on Monday night but I think I'll try this instead! Thanks!
wren1 wren1 8 years
This sounds great! I'm going to make this for Christmas brunch :)
lady_jade lady_jade 8 years
Ok, I'm going to give this a try this weekend!
colleenb colleenb 8 years
omg! I need to make this tonight.
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