Do you have 30 people coming over tomorrow? Can't decide what drink to serve that NO ONE will turn their thumb down to? Try Cinnamon Passion Punch. A refreshing tropical punch with a little spice for complexity. This simple recipe combines champagne and Alize along with fresh juices and a homemade cinnamon syrup. Every ingredient is easy to find in most grocery stores. Make one batch for approximately 30 people if you have a light drinking crowd. Double up if you know everyone is coming back for seconds and thirds. BTW, this recipe is from our back catalog of forgotten drinks. Upon serving this at a recent 4 year olds birthday party (Happy Birthday Kaia) we rediscovered just how enjoyable this bowl of booze was.
2 bottles Brut champagne (mid price to low, don't use the good stuff)
16 ounces Alize Red (the original Passion fruit Alize)
1 Can Dole Pineapple juice (46 ounces pineapple juice, not from concentrate)
4 ounces fresh Lime juice
4 ounces fresh Lemon juice
6 ounces Cinnamon syrup*
Chill all ingredients ahead of time. Add everything to a punch bowl or large container with a pour spout for serving. Stir and add ice to keep cold. Use the largest ice cubes you have to prevent to much dilution. We recommend freezing water in a bundt cake pan and then break into large ice burgs for your punch.
*Cinnamon Syrup: In a saucepan combine 1 cup white sugar with 1 cup water. Heat on medium until sugar us fully dissolved. Add two whole cinnamon sticks and simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Reduce heat of syrup starts to boil over. After 5 minutes turn off heat and cover for 10 minutes. Carefully strain hot mixture into a heat safe container, removing the cinnamon sticks. Once cooled, keeps in refrigerator for 30 days. Also use in teas, coffees or on ice cream.