Don’t just ring in the New Year, start that motherfucker off with a BANG. This is a punch that lives up to the name, so you and your friends might be dropping before the ball does this year. So if you're gonna get fall down drunk, do it with some goddamn class.
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Makes a little over 9 cups. Enough to get 10-12 buzzed or 4-6 people lit the fuck up.
2 bottles of champagne or sparkling wine*
1 ½ cups grapefruit juice**
1 ¼ cups gin
1 cup tonic water
4 tablespoons agave or other syrupy sweetener***
sprigs of mint or rosemary to garnish
Chill everything for a couple of hours before throwing the punch together. Pour everything in a big ass container and mix well. Serve right away with plenty of ice, some cut up grapefruit, and fresh mint and rosemary in the punch bowl to make that shit fancy. Be prepared for guests to be sleeping it off at your place.
* This does not need to be fancy shit. Anything will do. Also, just make your friends each bring a bottle and save some cash as the host. Done and done.
** About 3-4 large grapefruits.
*** Want to make your agave extra fancy? Add a tablespoon of water to it and bring it to a simmer on the stovetop. Add 2 springs of rosemary and 10 mint leaves to it and simmer gently for 3 more minutes. Turn off the heat and let that shit cool. Pick out the herbs and stir this into your punch of extra flavor. Or don’t, whatever.