Christina Russo at the BoardRoom downtown has been working on some punch recipes that are perfect for holiday entertaining. She shared one of them with us — a vodka-based, effervescent cocktail with a hint of blackberry flavor called the Virginia Woolf. Pre-make the punch for a crowd, keeping in mind that a cocktail serving is three to five ounces per drink. Wait until the second before guests arrive to add the sparkling wine, and enjoy.
5oz vodka - Russo uses Grey Goose
2oz St. Germain
1oz Crème de Mure (blackberry liqueur)
1.5oz simple simple syrup
5oz lime juice
Top with 12oz sparkling wine
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Serve on crushed ice. Garnish with berries and thin sliced lime wheels.