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Vinho Verde Punch
© Maura McEvoy

Vinho Verde Punch

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 10 MIN
  • SERVINGS: MAKES 12 1/2 CUPS
  • MAKE-AHEAD

Vinho Verde is a white or red wine from the northwestern part of Portugal. The name means "green wine," which refers to its youthfulness.

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  1. 2 navel oranges
  2. 4 bottles (750 ml each) white Vinho Verde
  3. 1 cup Rosemary Syrup
  4. 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  5. 1/3 cup mint leaves
  6. Ice cubes, for serving
  1. Using a knife, peel the oranges, removing all of the white pith. Working over a bowl, cut in between the membranes to release the sections into the bowl.
  2. In a punch bowl, mix the wine and Rosemary Syrup. Add the oranges and cucumber slices; let stand for 1 hour. Garnish with the mint and serve over ice.