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Welcome to my Champagne Holiday Punch recipe! This delightful and refreshing drink is perfect for any holiday gathering, from Christmas to New Year’s Eve parties. With the combination of sweet and tangy cranberry juice, Grand Marnier liqueur, and sparkling champagne, your guests will love sipping on this festive drink.

As a sommelier, I am always looking for new ways to incorporate champagne into cocktails, and this punch recipe is one of my favorites. It’s easy to make and only requires a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. Whether you’re hosting a large party or an intimate get-together, this drink will add a touch of sophistication and elegance to your event.

So why not impress your guests with this delicious Champagne Holiday Punch? It’s perfect for those cold winter nights when all you want is a warm drink that also tastes amazing. Don’t hesitate to try out this recipe – I promise it won’t disappoint!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Champagne Holiday Punch
Champagne Holiday Punch

If you’re looking for the perfect punch recipe to serve at a holiday party, look no further than this Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe. This festive drink is guaranteed to impress your guests, and it’s one of my all-time favorite recipes to share with friends and family.

One of the reasons why I love this recipe so much is because it’s incredibly versatile. You can easily swap out the ingredients and adjust the quantities to suit your tastes. For example, if you prefer a sweeter punch, simply add more sugar or fruit juices. And if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic version, you can easily substitute sparkling water or ginger ale for the champagne.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the combination of flavors. The cranberry juice adds a tartness that balances perfectly with the sweetness of the Grand Marnier and sugar, while the cinnamon sticks and cloves provide a warm, cozy flavor that’s perfect for cold winter nights. And of course, the champagne provides just the right amount of bubbly sophistication.

Another great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Unlike some punch recipes that require multiple steps and complicated preparation techniques, this Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe can be made in just a few minutes using simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

So if you’re looking for a delicious and impressive punch recipe that’s perfect for any holiday gathering, look no further than this Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe. Whether you’re serving it at a party or enjoying it at home with family, this festive drink is sure to be a hit!

Ingredient List

“Toast to the holidays with this Champagne punch!”

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe.

  • Sugar – 3 cups
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Cranberry juice cocktail – 1 cup
  • Grand Marnier – 1/2 cup
  • Whole cloves – 12
  • Cinnamon sticks – 3
  • Champagne or Prosecco – 750 milliliter bottle
  • Ginger beer – 2 bottles (12 fluid ounces each)
  • Club soda – 3 cups
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed – 1/2 cup
  • Pink lemonade concentrate – 12 fluid ounce can
  • Orange juice concentrate – 12 fluid ounce can

Optional additions:

  • Pineapple juice – 2 cups
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice blend (such as Ocean Spray) – 2 cups
  • Cranberry limeade frozen juice concentrate (such as Minute Maid) – 16 ounces
  • Cranberry vodka
  • White wine

Note: This is a list of the original ingredients of the Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe. You may also choose to customize based on your own preference or available ingredients.

The Recipe How-To

“Add some sparkle to your party with this festive punch recipe.”

Now that we know the necessary ingredients for this festive champagne holiday punch, it’s time to get mixing!

Step 1: Create the Spiced Sugar Syrup

The first step is to create the spiced sugar syrup by combining 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a medium-sized pot. Add 4 whole cloves and 2 cinnamon sticks to the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20 minutes. After that, strain the syrup through a fine-mesh strainer and let your syrup cool.

Step 2: Combine Ingredients

In a large punch bowl, combine 2 cups of cranberry juice, 1/2 cup of Grand Marnier, and all of your cooled spiced sugar syrup.

Next, pour in 1 bottle (750 ml) of chilled champagne or prosecco. For non-alcoholic versions, substitute with club soda, ginger beer or sparkling apple cider.

Step 3: Add Garnishes

Add sliced lemon wheels, fresh mint leaves or cranberries as garnishes to make your punch bowl look extra fancy.

Step 4: Serve Chilled

Add ice cubes or an ice ring made from fruit juice cocktail so as not to dilute the flavour.

Now sit back, sip, and enjoy! This punch is sure to impress and will impress guests with its sweet and tangy flavours combined with refreshing bubbles.

Tip: For larger gatherings, try doubling up on ingredients for an even bigger impact.

Substitutions and Variations

“A drink so good, Santa would put it on his wish list.”

If you’re looking to mix things up with this champagne holiday punch recipe, here are a few substitutions and variations that you may want to try:

– Non-alcoholic Version: To make this recipe non-alcoholic, simply replace the champagne, Grand Marnier, and ginger beer with sparkling water or club soda.

– Fruit Punch: Swap out the cranberry juice for a fruit punch blend or use pineapple juice instead for a more tropical flavor that’s perfect for summer gatherings.

– Sparkling Wine: You can use any type of sparkling wine in place of the champagne. Prosecco is a great option since it’s a more affordable alternative that still has the same light and bubbly taste.

– Rum Punch: If you’re looking to add some additional flavors, try adding some rum to the mix. This works particularly well with tropical fruit juices such as pineapple, orange or grapefruit.

– Pomegranate Poinsettia Cocktail: For an extra festive touch at holiday parties, swap out the cranberry juice for pomegranate juice and garnish each glass with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Overall, this recipe is incredibly versatile and can be easily adapted to suit different tastes and occasions. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors until you find the perfect combination that works for you!

Serving and Pairing

“The perfect way to bring some bubbly joy to your holiday gathering.”

There is no denying that the holiday season is a time for celebration, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of Champagne Holiday Punch in hand? This festive and bubbly cocktail will surely impress any guest who takes a sip. With its cranberry juice base and Grand Marnier sweetness, it is an excellent choice for an elegant holiday soiree.

When it comes to serving this holiday champagne punch, I suggest using a large punch bowl or serving dispenser to ensure that all guests have access to this delightful beverage. You can also dress up your presentation by adding cranberries, cinnamon sticks, or orange peel as garnish.

Pairing food with Champagne Holiday Punch can be tricky because you don’t want the flavors of the food to clash with the drink’s delicate taste. I recommend pairing this sweet and fruity cocktail with salty snacks such as crackers, nuts, or charcuterie boards. Cheese platters are also an excellent option since they balance the crispness of the beverage.

If you are looking for something more substantial to serve alongside this festive drink, think about serving appetizers like grilled shrimp skewers, bacon-wrapped dates, or even roasted vegetables. These types of dishes complement the complexity of the cocktail without overwhelming it.

Regardless of how you decide to serve this holiday champagne punch, remember that it shines brightly on its own; keep things simple and let it take center stage at your party. Cheers to a wonderful holiday season and a delicious Champagne Cocktail!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Sip, smile and celebrate with this easy Champagne punch recipe.”

If you plan to host a party or gathering, preparing your Champagne Holiday Punch in advance can save you valuable time on the day of the event. Fortunately, this punch recipe is perfect for making ahead of time.

To make it ahead of time, prepare the punch as directed and store it in a large punch bowl or pitcher with a tight-fitting lid. Keep it in the fridge for up to two days before serving. Just before your guests arrive, give it a gentle stir and add Champagne, ginger beer or club soda.

When storing your holiday champagne punch, cover the container with plastic wrap to seal out any air and lock in the freshness. Alternatively, you can transfer the punch to an airtight container to store in the fridge.

If you have any leftover champagne punch after the event, do not discard it! You can refrigerate any remaining punch in an airtight container for up to three days. However, keep in mind that carbonated beverages may begin to lose their fizz after a while.

When reheating punch for future use, heat it over low heat on the stovetop until warmed through or microwave briefly for 30-second intervals until heated to your desired temperature. Reheating too long or using high heat may ruin some of the flavors of your holiday champagne punch, so be careful not to overheat.

With these tips, you can easily make your Champagne Holiday Punch ahead of time and enjoy its delicious blend of flavors anytime during the festive season!

Tips for Perfect Results

“A little bit sweet, a little bit bubbly and a whole lot of deliciousness.”

To ensure that your champagne holiday punch impresses your guests, here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Chill all ingredients beforehand

Ensure that all the bottles of ginger beer, champagne, and cranberry juice concentrate are refrigerated before use. The punch will taste much better when served cold.

2. Use whole spices for flavoring

Instead of using pre-ground cinnamon or allspice, opt for whole cloves and cinnamon sticks. These spices will release their flavors more slowly and add depth to your punch.

3. Adjust sugar to your preference

If you prefer sweeter drinks, increase the amount of sugar in the punch. If you prefer it less sweet, reduce the amount accordingly.

4. Use a club soda or sparkling water to dilute

If you find that the punch is too sweet or strong, add some club soda or sparkling water to dilute the mixture until it reaches your desired flavor.

5. Customize to your taste

Consider swapping out or adding some of the ingredients to cater to your palette. For example, try adding pomegranate juice instead of cranberry juice for a deeper, richer flavor.

6. Don’t overdo it with Grand Marnier

While Grand Marnier adds a unique flavor profile to punch, it’s important not to go overboard as this can overpower other ingredients in the mix. A little goes a long way!

By following these tips, you can make sure your champagne holiday punch is a success and impresses everyone at the party!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe is the perfect addition to any holiday celebration. It is a versatile and delicious recipe that can be adapted to suit any taste or occasion. Whether you prefer a non-alcoholic version or something with a little kick, this punch is sure to impress your guests.

With its festive colors and flavors, this champagne holiday punch is perfect for any holiday gathering. It offers a balance of sweet and tart flavors that perfectly complement the champagne or prosecco base. The addition of Grand Marnier adds complexity and depth to the mix making it a sophisticated and complex beverage that everyone will enjoy.

Additionally, this recipe gives you flexibility in terms of serving size and ingredients. You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a large crowd, or even customize it with your favorite juices or spirits. Plus, it’s easy to make ahead and store for later use.

Overall, this Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe is not only delicious but also simple and convenient to make. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just looking for an easy crowd pleaser, this recipe is the perfect choice. So go ahead, celebrate the holidays in style with this spectacular punch!

Champagne Holiday Punch

Champagne Holiday Punch Recipe

A wonderful champagne punch for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Eve celebrations! Or for a special birthday. Serves about 4 people; for larger groups, I recommend doubling, tripling or even quadrupling the recipe. For a New Year's Eve party or a birthday party, I like to use nonpareils in place of the colored sugar that I use at Christmastime. Recipe found online.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Holiday
Calories 336.3 kcal


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle champagne (Korbel Brut works great)
  • 1 small amount Grand Marnier (or any orange liqueur you prefer)
  • red sugar
  • green sugar


  • In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Discard cinnamon and cloves.
  • Cool to room temperature and pour into a large pitcher.
  • Add cranberry juice and pineapple juice, stirring well to combine.
  • Chill in fridge until ready to serve.
  • At serving time, add 1 bottle of chilled champagne.
  • When you get ready to serve this punch, just pour a little Grand Marnier or any orange liqueur into a shallow dish. Pour some colored sugar (or nonpareils) into a bowl.
  • Dip the rim of the champagne glass into the Grand Marnier, then into the bowl of colored sugar or nonpareils. Then pour the punch into the glass.
  • Helpful Tip: You can serve the punch from a punch bowl and ladle it into the glass, but since the opening of a champagne glass is so small this can be pretty messy with the punch ending up running down the sides of the glass. I found it's much easier to just pour it from a pitcher. Or, if you have a beverage server with a spout, that will work well, too.

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Serving: 287gCalories: 336.3kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.2gSodium: 13.7mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 44.9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beverages, Birthday, Christmas, Easy, Punch
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