Le Punch Fantastique
Need From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes.
Muddle sugar cubes with club soda and bitters in a shaker.
Add all other ingredients except for sparkling wine. Stir.
Strain into highball glass filled with ice and top with sparkling wine.
Garnish with a brandied cherry.
Combine equal parts freshly pressed ginger juice and sugar in a small pan. Simmer until sugar dissolves.
Recommended wine: Riesling, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
Southern works really well with Riesling, Sparkling Wine, and Zinfandel. In general, there are a few rules that will help you pair wine with southern food. Food-friendly riesling or sparkling white wine will work with many fried foods, while zinfandel is great with barbecued fare. You could try Forge Cellars Classique Riesling. Reviewers quite like it with a 4 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 21 dollars per bottle.
Forge Cellars Classique Riesling#31 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017 Forge Cellars' most important wine aims to reveal the true nature of the vintage and to explore the terroir of east SenecaLake. Fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts in neutral French barriques (65%) and the remaining in stainless steel. With this level of ripeness, fermentations continued into late spring in order to finish bone dry.Quince, lemon, fennel and slatemingle with marzipan and white chocolate, supported by precise acidity.