This refreshing, bright cocktail tastes like sunshine in a glass and the Lemonade Ice Cubes keep this big-batch drink cold without diluting it. If you’re gearing up for a weekend brunch, a bridal luncheon, or let’s be honest, any event, this cool sipper should be in every glass on your table. Don’t get us wrong, we love a classic mimosa as much as the next person, but why have the same old thing when you could jazz it up? Kick those tired drink recipes to the side and make room for this sparkling addition to your recipe book. This drink is bursting with multiple citrus flavors for a refreshing effect that may make you feel like you should be sitting on a beach. The elderflower liqueur (we used St-Germain) adds a slightly sweet, floral quality that further sets this drink apart from its mimosa-esque cousins. This effervescent drink is delicious on it’s own, but the Lemonade Ice Cubes are a strike of genius from our Test Kitchen professionals. The lemonade ice cubes will cool this drink off (without watering it down) on a hot afternoon by the pool. The hostess in us has to admit—the Lemonade Ice Cubes make for a pretty presentation for a luncheon table, too. This Sparkling Citrus Punch with Lemonade Ice Cubes will be your signature spring and summer drink.
Thinly sliced lemon wedges
Thinly sliced lime wedges
Thinly sliced orange wedges
2 cups prepared lemonade
1 (750-milliliter) bottle sparkling Moscato
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice (from 3 large oranges)
1/4 cup fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice (from 1 small grapefruit)
1/4 cup (2 oz.) elderflower liqueur (such as St-Germain)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
How to Make It
Arrange lemon, lime, and orange wedges in the bottom of a 12-compartment ice cube tray. Fill tray with prepared lemonade, and freeze until solid, about 5 hours or overnight.
Stir together sparkling Moscato, fresh orange juice, fresh Ruby Red grapefruit juice, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and fresh lime juice in a large pitcher. Add Lemonade Ice Cubes, and serve immediately.