The Rosemary, Baby! is a brand-new creation from Damon Boelte of Prime Meats in Brooklyn; he describes it as a cross between a Brown Derby and an Aperol Spritz. In addition to being gorgeous, this punch has a delicate, fresh flavor: the sweetness from bourbon, honey, and sparkling wine is well-balanced by tart, fresh grapefruit and rosemary-laced Aperol.
For the Rosemary-Infused Aperol:
1 bottle Aperol
3 long sprigs fresh rosemary
For the Honey syrup:
8 ounces water
8 ounces honey
For the Punch:
18 ounces rosemary-infused Aperol
9 ounces bourbon such as Four Roses Yellow Label
6 ounces honey syrup
24 ounces sparkling wine
24 ounces seltzer
Garnish: grapefruit slices and additional rosemary sprigs
Place 3 long sprigs of fresh rosemary in a bottle of Aperol. Let sit for 3 hours at room temperature, strain.
Combine honey and warm water. Stir together thoroughly, or combine in a jar and shake until mixed.
Mix rosemary-infused Aperol, bourbon, and honey syrup in a punch bowl. Top with sparkling wine and seltzer. Garnish with grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs and serve with ice.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|