White Christmas Angel Punch With Simple Syrup
Healthy Christmas Recipe
By Fitness and Freebies
A light, low calorie, low fat and very refreshing holiday beverage, this angel punch boasts the healthful benefits of green tea.
1 cup simple syrup (see recipe below)
2 cups lemon juice
1 quart green tea
2 quarts club soda
2 quarts sparkling white grape juice
Chill all ingredients. Mix everything but the club soda and pour over a block of ice. Add the club soda and stir gently. Garnish with lemon and orange slices.
Because sugar does not dissolve easily in cold liquids, it is a good idea to keep this simple sugar on hand.
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the sugar and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved, about 30 seconds. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until just slightly thickened, about five minutes. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool. .
Recipe makes about 2-1/2-cups. Can be tightly covered and refrigerated for up to three weeks
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Punch existed in the U.S. before the U.S. was the U.S. References to punch - in letters, menus, and even government documents - are recorded as early as 1682. It was not only a popular drink by this time but also an essential beverage at any sophisticated social affair.