German Strawberry Punch - Erdbeerbowle
This punch is refreshing, easy to drink , and everybody loves it
You can easily increase the yield by adding an additional bottle of wine for 16 servings, or double the amounts (use two bottles each of wine and sparkling wine) for 24 servings. Adding Grand Marnier or orange flavored liqueur is a matter of taste.
For an alcohol-free version substitute white grape juice or apple juice for the wine, and sparkling water for the sparkling wine. Adding lemon verbena or mint will also add some different flavors. Try making this punch with peaches or raspberries.
2 or more pounds of strawberries
1 cup powdered sugar
6-8 pieces of lemon zest
2-3 Tbs. orange flavored liqueur (optional )
1-2 bottles of white wine
1 bottle sparkling wine
Two hours before the guests come wash the strawberries and pat them dry. Half the berries, place them in a large glass container. Sprinkle the powdered sugar over them. Add the lemon zest and pour a half of bottle of wine over them, stir. When the guests arrive add the remaining wine and the sparkling wine. If you use herbs add them as garnish.