Like the competitors in the World Cup, the menu for my viewing party consists of dishes from all over the globe. For the drinks, I'm offering one sparkling specialty cocktail and assortment of beers. The signature drink is a punch that features Italian spirits: Galliano, Aperol, and Prosecco. When floated on top, fresh citrus and berries provide a festive touch to the concoction. I'll stock my fridge with beers from participating countries. Beverages and More has a great selection of imported beers. Tecate from Mexico, Becks from Germany, Fosters from Australia, Quilmes from Argentina, Bass from England — there are too many options to choose from!

Learn the easy punch recipe after the jump.

Italian Spritz Punch

Italian Spritz Punch

Italian Spritz Punch Recipe 2010-06-10 12:23:15

Ingredients

16 ounces Galliano (Italian herbal liqueur)
One 750-ml bottle Aperol (bitter orange Italian aperitif)
Three 750-ml bottles chilled Prosecco
Ice, preferably 1 large block
2 sliced oranges, 2 sliced lemons and 1/2 pint raspberries, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a punch bowl, combine the Galliano and Aperol and refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours.
  2. Gently stir in the Prosecco. Add the ice and garnish with the oranges, lemons and raspberries.

Serves 20.