Friday, June 15, 2012

Thinking of Drinking: RAMMY Nominee -- Dia De Descanso

Dia De Descanso, meaning Day of Rest in Spanish, is a wonderful combination of grapefruit, saffron, lime and sparkling wine.  Adam Bernbach of Estadio combines mojito and sangria styles this punchbowl cocktail that is great for any summer party.

2 parts saffron and grapefruit syrup
1 part Beefeater 24 Gin
1 part lime juice
3 parts sparkling wine

Ladle from a punch bowl with a 5lb block of ice.  Garnish with limes, grapefruit and mint.

*Lauren's Tip:  You can make the syrup by making a batch of simple syrup and mixing in grapefruit and saffron.  Let it sit in a jar for a few days to bring out the flavor.

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