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5 from 2 votes

Champagne Punch for Christmas or New Year's

This punch is great for any party and looks especially festive for Christmas and New Year's Eve.
Course: Beverage
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Susan (Between Naps on the Porch)


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 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 cocktail and pineapple juice.
  • Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • At serving time, add 1 bottle of chilled champagne.


I usually make 4 batches of this recipe for parties with around 25 in attendance. I prepare all 4 at once but divide the base into 4 separate containers and store those in the frig. When it’s time for another batch, I pour the base into my pitcher and add the cranberry and pineapple juice, along with the champagne, right before serving.