Largely hailed as the greatest play in NFL history, Franco Harris’s catch in the final seconds of the 1972 AFC divisional playoff game won the day for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dubbed “The Immaculate Reception,” the ball landed in Harris’s hands after bouncing off an opposing player, after which Harris ran it nearly 50 yards for the TD. The 2 shots of rye in this recipe are a tribute to Harris (who died in December 2022) and the city of Pittsburgh, as this is also the town that gave birth to the Boilermaker (beer and a shot of whiskey).
1 bottle Batch 22 Classic Gold
3 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
2 shots of rye whiskey
1 1/2 cups chilled ginger ale
1/4 cup Simple Syrup
1 bottle prosecco, chilled
Mix all ingredients, except prosecco, in a large punch bowl with ice and garnishes. When ready to serve, add prosecco and stir gently to combine.