No Christmas table will be complete without the fizzy and juicy Christmas Punch. This festive cocktail is a hit at the Christmas party made of sparkling wine, vodka or alcohol-free.
Hot or cold, Christmas punch is a must-have on the Christmas table. This punch can be either with alcohol or without, but it should be packed with fruits, orange juice, or some spirits.
I simply can’t imagine our Christmas party without this gassy cocktail that is such a hit on our table. My husband uses to make this kind of beverage, and trust me he does it the best way.
It is our favorite go-to holiday cocktail for more than 9 years. In some words, this sparkling punch is delightful, fresh, not too sweet, just perfect for any holiday parties. It is an easy bubbling cocktail that looks gorgeous and truly festive on a party table. I adore this punch as it is not too strong, but delicious and sweet to enjoy the whole evening. There are days when my husband makes just 2 glasses and we lay in bed and savor the evening with this amazing easy-drinkable punch.
This kind of cocktail dates back to the 17th century and until nowadays it is very popular and still so traditional. I like the balance between strong drinks combined with fruits – it as if dizzies your head, but at the same time adorable to be drunk.
It is a simple holiday punch recipe to always make and savor. You have to whip up this Christmas punch recipe and make it before you lay the table for your guests. I am sure that the final touch will be more than appreciated when drinking this delicious cocktail.
This holiday sparkling Christmas punch recipe is very easy to prepare and has already become a Christmas staple in our house.
What is a punch?
A punch is a kind of cocktail made of alcohol or alcohol-free, with fruits or fruit juices. A Christmas punch generally contains both combinations. Moreover, it is made of champagne, spirits, pomegranate fruits, juices to obtain a festive result. This great and yummy beverage is great to keep all your guest’s drinks topped up, as no Christmas table is complete without this delicious punch.
How to make Christmas punch?
I adore Christmas tables – they look so festive, so yummy, so caloric, and so dizzy. This bubbling punch is one of the easiest cocktails to make, and worth any ingredient. Usually, for the best Christmas punch, I buy the best quality sparkling wine to have a delicious cocktail.
Punches can be done in many ways, one of the ways I make is super easy and tasty. I add 3.5 oz (100gr) of Cointreau to accentuate the orange taste and to make it less heady, as I try to substitute vodka.
So, 1 bottle of sparkling champagne goes to 3.5 oz of Cointreau next to 1 cup of pomegranate juice, 1 cup of orange juice, and 7oz (200 g) of frozen fruits. Mix all the ingredients well and serve separately in some nice glasses topped with some fruits. Simple and very flavorful. The color it gets is mouth-watering. This pinky color punch always invites you to try.
For those that don’t drink alcohol, this punch can be done alcohol-free just with fruits and fruit juices.
You may find punch recipes with vodka, and you will not fail to add it to your punch, but I adore Cointreau’s aroma more than vodka and this is why I skip it. However, both versions are very good and tasty – it depends on your preferences.
Christmas punch tips:
- Cointreau vs Vodka – both options are good you can choose what you like more.
- Fruits: fresh or frozen cranberries are both welcomed. Other fruits can make this punch taste amazing, as well.
- Sparkling wine, champagne or prosecco is also optional as you can choose from the vast variety available nowadays.
Make all your ingredients be balanced and in case you think it is too sweet, add some citrus. On the contrary, if you think it is too acidic, add some more Cointreau or fruits. I always go for some more drops of Cointreau. Play with all the ingredients to obtain the most delicious Christmas punch and try to have fun with it.
Sparkling Christmas Punch
- 1 bottle champagne
- 3.5 oz Cointreau
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup orange juice
- 7 oz frozen fruits
- Take a jar and start to mix the ingredients.
- Pour 1 bottle of sparkling wine, 100gr of Cointreau, 1 cup of pomegranate juice, 1 cup of orange juice, and 200 gr of frozen fruits.
- Mix all the ingredients well and serve separately in some nice glasses topped with some fruits.
- Serve immediately.