#12735: Angel Punch
Posted by: Amanda_Pennsylvania at 4:16 pm on Nov 24, 2008
I got this from Epicurious and used it for a baby shower. It was lovely and very refreshing.
A user comment is included below. Instead of the green tea, I used the Celestial Seasonings Cranberry-Apple Zinger tea (which is decaffinated).
1 cup sugar syrup
1 pint lemon juice (use 1/2 cup)
1 quart strong green tea
2 quarts white grape juice
1 block ice
2 quarts chilled club soda
Combine all ingredients except soda, and refrigerate for an hour or two. Pour over ice in a punch bowl and add the soda. Serve in 4-ounce punch glasses.
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
Put the water in a pan, bring to a boil, add sugar, and stir constantly for about 30 seconds our until the sugar has dissolved. To prevent the syrup from crystalizing, it is important that it dissolves completely. Reduce the heat to low.
Simmer the syrup for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool before using or storing in fridge.
Advance preparation: Make up to 3 weeks ahead, cover, and chill. Not suitable for freezing.
NOTE: Try Celestial Seasonings Cranberry-Apple Zinger instead of green tea. You don't even have to seep the teabags. The night before, put the water and tea bags (I use 5-6 for an average pitcher) in the refrigerator and it will brew in there. I have done this for years for iced tea. The cranberry zinger makes a beautiful red color, and adds an autumn flavor. AND it has no caffeine. You can substitute apple cider for the grape juice. Float lemon ,and lime slices on top. The color intensifies as the tea steeps in the fridge so you can steep it longer than overnight.
Link: Angel Punch