Back of 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 From Martha Stewart Ingredients15 mint sprigs 1 ounce whipping-quality pasteurized egg white, lightly beaten 1 cup superfine sugar 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 6 lemons) 2 bottles sparkling Shiraz 3 liters club soda 1 1/2 cups St. Germain Elderflower liqueur Directions Brush mint with egg white. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar, and let dry on a wire rack. Mix lemon juice and remaining sugar in a large punch bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add Shiraz, club soda, and liqueur. Serve with ice, and garnish with sugared mint sprigs. Serves 15. Information Category Drinks, Cocktails View 4 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Comments 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 8 years I can't find any sparkling shiraz. Do you think I could use regular and add extra club soda? psterling 8 years What kind of glass do you suppose you should serve this in? 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 8 years If only i wasnt too lazy to go get some of the ingredients...id be drinking this dailY! 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 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 8 years This sounds great! I'm going to make this for Christmas brunch :) lady_jade 8 years Ok, I'm going to give this a try this weekend! colleenb 8 years omg! I need to make this tonight.