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The perfect summertime Sunshine Punch cocktail recipe2 min read

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Having a party and need a fun cocktail punch recipe? This cocktail is the perfect summertime punch to share with your guests. Made with just 3 ingredients; moonshine, lemonade and sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne, this drink is sure to please. It’s light, refreshing and sparkling- what more could you ask for?

Sunshine Punch

Provided by Bloomery Plantation Distillery

Recipe by Sarah Murphy

Ingredients:

1 bottle (375ml) Cranberry Clementine SweetShine
2 cups Fresh Lemonade
1 bottle (750ml) Champagne

Instructions:

1. Chill all 3 ingredients before mixing.

2. Pour Cranberry Clementine SweetShine and Lemonade into pitcher and stir.

3. Add Champagne or Sparkling Wine.

4. Pour over ice in any glass you like.

5. Garnish with lemon wheel.

Bloomery Plantation Distillery takes a stand against boring unadventurous drinking, so the tiny distillery set on a mission to break away from this. For starters they went back, way back, to the way the old timers used to do it. Moonshiners would flavor their ‘shine with real fruit and sugar for a smoother, more palatable ‘shine. Bloomery’s all natural SweetShines are made in that same old fashioned way, by hand, with 190-proof corn likker, pure cane sugar and farm fresh ingredients.

On their 12 acres where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Shenandoah River, the distillery grows lemons, Hawaiian ginger, cranberries, raspberries, black walnuts and pumpkins. What they don’t grow they try to source from other small American family farms. Farm to table. Garden to glass. Their farm-fresh ingredients are hand-picked, hand chopped, hand zested or hand squeezed.

Bloomery SweetShine’s are award-winning—in fact their Black Walnut Liqueur just took Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Award, earning it the title of best nut liqueur in the world. Although the SweetShines are delicious by themselves, they are terrific mixers. Indeed where they truly shine is mixing it up with other liquors, which makes for an outrageously fun cocktail playground.

All photos courtesy of Bloomery Plantation Distillery

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Michele Francisco
Michele Francisco, a founder and regular contributor to Winerabble, a blog primarily about Pacific Northwest wines, is living the dream in Portland, Oregon. Her passion leads some to believe she's got wine running through her veins. Contact Michele at michele@winerabble.com & be sure to visit her online portfolio at www.michelefrancisco.com.

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