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King Kalakau'a's Champagne Punch Recipe


King Kalakau'a's Champagne Punch

6 bottles champagne
2 bottles Sauterne wine, (white Bordeaux)
6 Lemons, sliced
6 Oranges, sliced
6 Mint leaves
1 Pineapple, peeled, cut in sticks
1 cup Sugar
2 cup Brandy
2 qt Fresh strawberries

The night before you prepare the punch, chill the champagne and wine.

On the day of the party slice 6 lemons and 6 oranges into a large punch bowl. Add 6 mint leaves and the sliced, peeled sticks of 1 ripe pineapple. Add 1 cup sugar and pour the Sauterne and 3 bottles of the champagne into the punchbowl. Stir until the sugar melts. Add 2 cups of brandy and 2 quarts of fresh strawberries. Mix gently. Just before serving add the remaining 3 bottles of champagne.

NOTES : Mele Kalikimaka a me Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year)

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