emeril's champagne punch     #SundaySupper decided to throw a potluck and we knew right away we’d make Emeril’s Champagne Punch! (Recipe Below) Since successfully arriving in MidLife, every day is a celebration! We love nothing more than getting together with friends for laughs and good times, whether talking about world travels or a delicious new recipe. Raising a glass of Emeril’s Champagne Punch to you and wishing you a healthy, happy and well traveled New Year! 

A great example of never giving up on pursuing your dreams, Emeril Lagasse has inspired us to “Kick it up a Notch” when it comes to our own journey!

Our favorite Emeril Quotes: 

When I first decided to open a restaurant, I was turned down by several banks. It was the late 80’s and many restaurants were failing. I refused to give up because I knew I had a good concept

Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part

If you think big, then it’s going to be big

RECIPE Emeril’s Champagne Punch Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1/2 cup Cognac
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • Two 750 ml bottles chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Orange or lemon slices
  • Fresh strawberries (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS Combine the lemon juice, sugar, Grand Marnier, triple sec, Cognac, and orange juice in a large nonreactive bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the Champagne and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Pour into a decorative bowl or pitcher. Garnish with orange or lemon slices and fresh strawberries, if desired. Serve in Champagne flutes, wineglasses, or punch cups. Makes about 3 quarts, 12 to 16 servings Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Potluck, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2004  

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