Holiday Wine Punch

The perfect beverage for a holiday meal or cocktail party. Crushed basil infuses this drink with an interesting flavor your guests will love.


3 1/2 cups peach-mango juice (such as V-8 V-Fusion)


1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup fresh basil leaves

1 bottle (750 mm) Pinot Grigio or other dry wine wine, well chilled

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.


In a medium saucepan combine 2 cups of juice, honey, lemon juice and basil. Heat to a simmer, crushing basil leaves with a potato masher or back of spoon to release their essence. Once mixture simmers, remove from heat to cool. Strain into a pitcher or bowl. Discard basil leaves. Stir in remaining peach-mango juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made up to 48 hours ahead.
When ready to serve, gently stir wine into fruit mixture and pour into glasses.
Serves: 4-6