A Champagne Punch Your Guests Will Love

When I have a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, I always serve this easy to make, Champagne punch.

Insanely Awesome Champagne Punch

 

This is the recipe but you’ll find a printable one at the end of this post.

Champagne Holiday Punch

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
4 whole cloves
2 cups cranberry juice
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 bottle champagne (Korbel Brut works great)
Small amount of 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.
Chill in fridge until ready to serve.
At serving time, add 1 bottle of chilled champagne.

If having a party, I recommend at least doubling, tripling or quadrupling this recipe, because it’s a huge hit and folks keeping coming back for more. When I had around 25 guests for a recent neighborhood cookie party, we went through four batches, with none left over!

Champagne Punch for Christmas Party_wm

When serving, for Christmas put red sugar, green sugar and Grand Marnier in a three-part dish or in three separate bowls. Dip the rim of the champagne glass into the Grand Marnier, then into one of the sugars. Then pour the punch into the glass.

You can serve it 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.

Your guests will love the look of the sugar rimmed glasses…they will ooh and aah and demand the recipe!

Champagne Punch

For large parties, I love to use the little charms around the stem of the glass. I have a limited number of champagne glasses so it helps my guest keep up with their glass. And, I just love the way they look.

Champagne Glasses

This would probably even be great for a a wedding shower in the spring, using a pastel colored sugar around the rims.

New Year’s Eve Parties

For a New Year’s Eve party or a birthday party, I like to dip the rims of the glasses in nonpareils, instead of sugar.

I’ve placed the glass in front of the paper towels so you can get a better look…

Doesn’t this just say, FUN?!


Happy New Year!

Printable Recipe:

Spiced Champagne Punch
Recipe Type: Punch
Author: Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)
Serves: 4
This champagne punch is perfect for small gatherings of 4-6 or big parties. Your guest will be begging for the recipe…it’s that good! Whether you share or not is up to you.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 bottle champagne (Korbel Brut works great)
  • Small amount of Grand Marnier (or any orange liqueur you prefer)
  • Red sugar
  • Green sugar
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring water, sugar, cinnamon sticks and cloves to boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Discard cinnamon and cloves.
  4. Cool to room temperature and pour into a large pitcher.
  5. Add cranberry juice and pineapple juice.
  6. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.
  7. At serving time, add 1 bottle of chilled champagne.



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Comments

  1. Wow, you are so smart, that not only sounds good, but looks festive and pretty. Thanks for sharing it.

    Hugs,
    Chris

  2. profenretraite says:

    Oh thank you, Susan! This is a wonderful recipe…and I know having sampled it myself at your house!! Your tips for changing the sugar around the rim really make it versatile, too. Happy New Year my friend!!!…Debbie

  3. Oh, Susan, this sounds so yummy! I’m going to try this for New Year’s Eve.

  4. This looks absolutely delicious and I have it by a reliable authority (Debbie)that it is. Thanks for all your suggestions for presentations at different types of celebrations.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  5. Good Morning Susan… Thanks for the recipe… I have one but this sounds so much better and so festive with all the colors on the rims… I make the little wine glass charms & bottle charms too… It does add just the right touch… Have a wonderful day…

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

  6. Thanks for that recipe and great idea! I am not much of a champagne drinker unless it is in orange juice, but the punch looks even better. I think I will try this on New Years….and I LOVE the decorating of the glass rim…so festive 🙂

  7. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says:

    Oh this looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing..This is definetly one I’m going to try..
    hugs ~lynne~

  8. The recipe sounds wonderful. I know Debbie raved about the punch when she was at the cookie exchange. Thanks for sharing. Marty

  9. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the punch…it sounds delicious!

  10. This recipe looks delightful! Thanks for sharing it. I’ll definitly have to make this for the new year! I love your blog!

  11. What a fantastic idea! You’re simply the best! ♥ Diane

  12. Momovthree says:

    This looks and sounds wonderful! We are going to a New Years party and I may have to bring this recipe along. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Bella Casa says:

    That looks so tasty!!! And pretty, too, thanks for the recipe, I am going to ‘Stumble’ it right now 🙂

    (www.stumbleupon.com)

    Happy New Year!

    Bella

  14. that does look fun! hope you had a great holiday!

  15. imjacobsmom says:

    A very festive punch, cute touch with the sprinkles! Happy Holidays! ~ Robyn

  16. Cottage Rose says:

    Hey Susan; Oh yummy; it sounds and looks very tasty. I love to try to find new punches to make this one sounds good, and easy. I love your ideas with the sugar and colored candies, how festive they all look. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year.

    Hugs;
    Alaura

  17. Since we “partake” with our eyes first, this looks very promising!! And festive!! Thanks, Susan!!

    Always a pleasure,
    Becky

  18. Hi Susan…Thanks for a tried & true recipe…I'm wanting to have a little gathering New Year's week-end, and I'm going to try this.
    Thanks! 😉 Bo

  19. Susan,My son’s bday is in Jan. and this will make his day seem even more special,perfect timing and a perfect idea coming from the ever-perfect Susan.Thank you for always being so willing to share your great ideas.Kathysue

  20. Lady Katherine says:

    I love this! The sprinkles are so cute! I usally serve mimosa, but we will just have to give this a try! Thanks for the recipe! Hope you are having fun with family and friends.

  21. Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity says:

    Very festive!! Thanks for the recipe. Your glasses look adorable.
    Hugs, Terrie

  22. lvroftiques says:

    Susan I can’t wait to try this! Debbie raved about it! Thank you for sharing!! Vanna

  23. How much fun is that? I think I’ll just stop over for New Year’s Eve! What can I bring?
    hope your Christmas was wonderful!
    Carol

  24. once in a blue moon... says:

    it screams tasty and fun, perfect combo when topped off with pretty!

  25. oh, yummy drinks! ! !

  26. jerseygirl211 says:

    Hi Susan, This does look like fun, I’ll have to keep it in mind. Thanks for sharing.

    Ciao
    ‘D’

  27. I looks and sounds delicious. May I have some now? 😉

  28. Cottage Lifestyle says:

    I love champagne so I will definitely be making these soon. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy New Year!

    Renee

  29. SOUNDS AND LOOKS DELICIOUS.THANKS DEAR…ANN

  30. What a great recipe for a festive drink! Thanks for sharing!

  31. This is a HO, HO, HO treat for sure!

  32. I went to a C-mas Open House @ the beach & they mixed champagne & cranberry juice and called them poinsettias, but your recipe sounds much better! I especially like the nonpariels – the kiddo would love that on a Shirley Temple.

  33. salmagundi says:

    I love the festive look of the glasses! I can think of so many applications. Thanks for sharing this! Sally

  34. Your dining room looks gorgeous in the header! I am definitely trying this recipe! Hope you had a wonderful time with your son!
    ((hugs))
    Gollum

  35. How festive-looking this is! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for posting it. laurie

  36. This is absolutely AWSOME!! 🙂 L~

  37. Happy To Be says:

    Oh Susan this sounds just YUMMY!! I love the way you did the clored sugar on these glasses..this I will put in my save file for us..thanks for sharing this..hugs and smiles Gloria

  38. I am so glad to get the recipe!! Thanks so much for posting it….everyone will love it!

    Thanks for visiting me, Susan and your kind comments!

  39. Wow! Looks yummy! It makes me want to host a New Year’s Party just so I can make it! LOL. Thanks for sharing:)

  40. Raggedy Girl says:

    Susan:
    What a charming punch and how festive it looks. You are a clever girl!
    Roberta Anne

  41. Sounds and looks yummy, Susan!

  42. I might just try your punch. It sounds so yummy. By the way, I hope it was you who posted the recipe for the cranberry trifle. I think it was…….anyway, I made it and it absolutely was the hit of my Christmas Eve dessert table! Thanks for the recipe, as I will certainly make it again!
    ginny

  43. Wow, this looks wonderful!!! Using the perils is GENIUS. It’s so festive looking. I will have to definitely try this! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  44. Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio says:

    That sounds wonderful! Thanks for the recipe…
    Penny

  45. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    Susan, thank you for sharing this. It looks like a great recipe. I’ve always had the white kind, and I love the color of this. And it’s so cute with the sugar and sprinkles on the rim! Gotta try that cuteness! 🙂

    XO,

    Sheila

  46. Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says:

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    That punch looks beyond yummy!!!!

  47. Wake up, Little Susie, Wake up…..remember that song?
    I am pooped…I’ve put away all the Christmas decorations, getting ready for a New Year’s Eve Football Party….I loved Christmas but am so ready to move on.
    I don’t have a new dish one to blog about so won’t do this Tuesday…if I should get some more, or some new ideas, I will post later. Right now, I am just too tired to think about it all…
    xo bj

  48. Distressing Delilah says:

    What a lovely blog you have!! It is beautiful to look at!

  49. Oh my, I’m so glad I found you! Came here via Back Yard Musings 🙂 and will add you to my favorite sites to lurk. Happy New Year!!

  50. girl…2009 will be a wonderful year…2008 can go to the trash except for those friends like you that I found there…the rest is not so good! I am so grateful for my blogging gals…you included….have a wonderful new year!

  51. I just wanted to tell you that I am puttering around for Tablescape Tuesday, so please put me down this week! Give Chip a hug from Gollum and Mister.

  52. Thanks for sharing Susan-
    I definitely will have to try this one!
    Kymber

  53. The Blonde Duck says:

    That punch looks lovely! I love the touch of sprinkles!

  54. Omah's Helping Hands says:

    Cool! Happy New Year to you as well. I’m going to have to give this recipe a try. I’m new to your blog and love it. I came here from Back Porch Musings.

  55. "Hello... It's Me Again..." says:

    The punch recipe sounds tasty! I love what you suggest for the glass rims! Great ideas!

  56. Cami @ Creating Myself says:

    What a wonderful sounding recipe, Susan! I can’t wait to try it for New Year’s Eve. Love your rimmed glasses!

    I just got an apothecary beverage jar. It’ll be perfect to serve the punch from!

  57. Kathleen Ellis says:

    Awesome idea! The punch sounds yummie and the glasses look so pretty! Can’t wait to try it!

  58. Oh Susan, I want to lick that sugar off the glasses and have LOTS of that punch!!!! I will be trying this one for sure!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will take a batch (or double, or triple) to our New Years Eve gathering. Thanks again! Pinky

  59. ~Tablescapes By Diane~ says:

    Hi lovely lady. The punch recipe sounds tasty !!! Great for the hoilday ~~~~ and I love the sugar and sprinkles on the rim ~~~love this.

  60. jewelsinthegarden +: ) says:

    Susan, I made this punch for our New Year's Eve get-together! It was a big hit, we all loved it! Thank you sooo much for sharing it!
    Julie

  61. Susan, thanks for fixing the printing problem!

  62. Susan, I’m going to try the christmas champagne punch. It looks easy to make and sounds yummy! Wish I was one of your friends or neighbor. Sounds like you have a joyful life and knows how to have fun! Thanks for putting these recipes together.

  63. Hi question it’s prob the silliest you have heard but cloves? What kinda cloves? Lol

    • I use whole cloves that you find in the spice section of the grocery store. You can buy the typical store brands like McCormick http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Herbs-and-Spices/Spices/Cloves-Whole But a Publix manager once pointed out to me that the spices over in the section of the store where they have the Mexican spices are way cheaper. So I usually look there first and buy them from that section of the store if they have them. If they don’t, I buy the brand names that you find in regular spice section of the store. I also buy my cinnamon in that section too. The cinnamon is sometimes in a small glass or plastic bottle but sometimes it’s in a bag.

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