A super easy and festive party punch that’s perfectly tart and a bit sweet. Can be made alcoholic or non-alcoholic! This recipe makes enough for about 8 servings, to fill a larger punch bowl, make a double batch!
- 1 1/2 c. 100% pomegranate juice, chilled
- 1 1/2 c. cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
- 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine, chilled (for alcoholic version)
- 1/4 c. orange liqueur (for alcoholic version)
- 3 c. flavored sparkling water and/or sparkling cider, chilled (for non-alcoholic version, see note 1)
- optional garnishes: pomegranate seeds, lemon slices (see note 2)
Alcoholic version: In a punch bowl or pitcher, mix together the pomegranate juice, cranberry juice cocktail and orange liqueur. Slowly pour in the champagne or sparkling wine and garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon slices. Serve immediately over ice.
Non-alcoholic version: In a punch bowl or pitcher, mix together the pomegranate juice and cranberry juice cocktail. Slowly pour in the flavored sparkling water and/or sparkling cider and garnish with pomegranate seeds and lemon slices. Serve immediately over ice.
- For the non-alcoholic version, you need 3 cups total of sparkling cider and/or sparkling flavored water. For a sweeter punch, use all sparkling cider; an entire bottle is about 3 cups. For a less sweet, more tart punch, use all flavored sparkling water. Or, you can use a combination of cider and sparkling water for a well-balanced option (not too sweet or sour!). You can use any flavor of sparkling water you like. Lemon, lime, or cranberry would be good choices!
- If you are serving the punch in a pitcher, you will only need about 1 lemon and about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds (about 1/4 – 1/2 of a pomegranate) for garnish. If doubling the recipe and serving in a punch bowl, you will need about 3 – 4 lemons and between 1 and 1.5 cups of pomegranate seeds to cover the surface.
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