Tito’s Rosemary-Aperol Sparkle Punch Cocktail Recipe

An updated take on a classic cocktail
A pitcher and glass of Tito's Rosemary-Aperol Sparkle Punch Cocktail garnished with slices of grapefruit and rosemary sprigs.
Tito’s Rosemary-Aperol Sparkle Punch Cocktail Jon Whittle / Marlin

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A little sweet, a little bitter—this party punch is the yin and yang of dock parties. If you decide to mix it up in a 5-gallon bucket, that’s entirely appropriate. We approve, wholeheartedly. The Steamed Clams Over Embers is an excellent choice to pair with this cocktail.

Ingredients

For the Infused Aperol

  • 1 bottle Aperol
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • For the syrup
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup honey

For the punch

  • 2 ¼ cups infused Aperol
  • 1 cup Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • ¾ cup syrup
  • 3 cups prosecco
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • Grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs

Preparation

Place the sprigs of fresh rosemary into the bottle of Aperol, and let sit for 2 hours. Combine the honey and warm water, ­stirring until well-incorporated. Mix the infused Aperol, vodka and syrup in a punch bowl, then top with prosecco and sparkling water. Garnish with grapefruit slices and rosemary sprigs, and serve over lots of ice.

Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Big Green Egg.

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