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pomegranate cranberry punch FI

Pomegranate Cranberry Punch

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: drinks
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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 or triple batch!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) 100% pomegranate juice, chilled
  • 1 1/2 cups (355 ml) cranberry juice cocktail, chilled (see note 2)
  • optional garnishes: pomegranate seeds, lemon slices, orange slices, rosemary and/or mint sprigs (see note 3)

For alcoholic punch, you will also need:

  • 750 ml champagne or sparkling wine (one standard sized bottle), chilled (see note 4)
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) orange liqueur

For non-alcoholic punch, you will also need:

  • 3 cups (710 ml) flavored sparkling water and/or sparkling cider, chilled (see note 5)

Instructions

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. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, lemon or orange slices, and/or herb sprigs. 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. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, lemon or orange slices, and/or herb sprigs. Serve immediately over ice.


Notes

  1.   This punch recipe will make about 6 cups (1.4 L), or eight 6-ounce (177 ml) servings. A single batch is a good size to fill a pitcher. To fill a punch bowl, you will need to double or triple the recipe, depending on the size of the punch bowl.
  2.   For a sweeter, less tart punch, use a cranberry juice blend instead of cranberry juice cocktail.
  3.   If you are serving the punch in a pitcher, you will only need about 1 lemon (or orange) and about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds (about 1/4 - 1/2 of a pomegranate) for garnish. If doubling or tripling the recipe and serving in a punch bowl, you will need about 3 - 4 lemons/oranges, and between 1 and 1 1/2 cups of pomegranate seeds to cover the surface.
  4.   The flavor of this punch is more tart and refreshing, rather than sweet. To complement the tart flavor, I like using brut sparkling wine, which has a low sugar content. However, if you prefer a sweeter punch, you can use a sweeter sparkling wine, such as demi-sec or doux. 
  5.   For the non-alcoholic version, you need 3 cups (710 ml) total of sparkling cider and/or sparkling flavored water. For a sweeter punch, use all sparkling cider; a standard sized bottle is about 3 cups. For a less sweet, more tart punch, use all flavored sparkling water. Or, you can use half cider and half 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!
  6.   The nutrition information below is an estimate of the alcoholic version of the punch. This estimate is provided by an online nutrition calculator, and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice. See our full disclosure policy.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
  • Calories: 147
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0.26 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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