Four Seasons Sparkling Punch

Four seasons punch Here in southern Missouri we love celebrating the four seasons. Sure, it can feel a little sad to know that summer is almost over. But this simply means that fall is about to begin! As much as I love tank tops and warm weather I am excited to bake with more apples, break out the scarves and order a pumpkin spice latte when the day comes. 🙂 We partnered with Coppola Wines to create a sparkling punch recipe that can be customized to fit any season you are currently celebrating.Four seasons punch   The idea is simple: Add fruits to this basic punch recipe that showcase the seasons. We used Sofia Blanc de Blancs in this punch because it includes flavors of apples, pears, citrus and honeysuckle. Apples and pears sound like autumn flavors, while citrus is all summer.Four seasons punch www.abeautifulmess.comFour Seasons Sparkling Punch, makes 8-10 servings (so throw a party!)

2 bottles Sofia Blanc de Blancs sparkling white wine
1/2 cup light simple syrup (recipe follows)
1 apple
1 pear
1 starfruit
1 orange
1 grapefruit
1 lime
edible flowers for garnish 

To make light simple syrup combine 1/2-cup water with 1/2-cup sugar. Stir together over medium heat until all the sugar as dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool before use.

Slice the citrus (orange, grapefruit and lime) in half. From one half extract the juice. Use the other half to slice into thin pieces. Slice the remaining fruit into thin pieces as well.Cocktails with sparkling wine www.abeautifulmess.comIn a punch bowl combine the simple syrup, citrus juices, fruit peices and wine. Give it all a good stir and garnish with edible flowers if you can find any. If not don't worry, this punch is pretty enough for a party without any additional garnish. Four seasons punch     Serve chilled and enjoy! xo. Emma

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