Jingle Juice Christmas Champagne Punch

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A delicious low-maintenance Christmas cocktail recipe when you’re hosting a holiday party, today’s Christmas Champagne Punch is a prep-ahead champagne cocktail with juicy cranberry and pomegranate flavors that makes for a fun and festive celebration.

A juicy jingle juice for all of your holiday parties, this Christmas Champagne Cocktail recipe incorporates pomegranate and cranberry flavors for a fresh, tangy and sweet cocktail that your guests will love!

I first shared this Cranberry Holiday Punch on my friend Amanda’s site.

Champagne Christmas Punch Recipe

I love entertaining, especially during the holidays when I can put my love for themes to good use.

One thing I have learned in over a decade of entertaining is that you want to prep as much ahead of the party as possible so that you can actually spend time with your guests, rather than fussing over the small details during the event. And for grown-up parties, that means having a pitcher of cocktails at the ready so that you’re not running to the kitchen or bar cart every time a guest needs a refill.

I’ve made this “jingle juice” a few different ways – as a vodka and champagne cocktail or as a vodka martini. Both times, I’ve incorporated cranberry and pomegranate flavors for a sweet and tart cocktail that is refreshing and unique but for this champagne cocktail version, I also incorporate cranberry ginger ale to add some crispness to create a beautifully round out the cocktail.

This jingle juice is fresh, tangy and sweet with a bit of bubbly carbonation, making it refreshing and crisp – the perfect cocktail for celebrating.

The rosemary garnish is just for a pop of color (to bring that Christmas theme full circle) however, you can use a creme brulee torch or a candle lighter to toast the rosemary and infuse a bit of earthy flavor into the cocktails.

To serve this jingle juice champagne cocktail, fill each glass with ice, fill with the premade punch and garnish with a sprig of rosemary. When you go to refill your guests’ glasses, you don’t need to replenish the rosemary each time.

I tend to have two batches of the cocktail prepared in the fridge prior to my guests arriving – except for the champagne. Leave adding that for the last minute so that your guests can experience the bubbly carbonation – and it adds a bit of theatre to your party. Make the first batch with the cranberries and pomegranate seeds and feel free to leave that out for the second batch.

If you need to make a fresh batch of this cranberry cocktail during the party, you can skip the cranberries and pomegranate seeds as your guests’ glasses will still have plenty. I also tend to skip the rosemary, as guests who like the flavor infusion will have held onto their sprig while guests who find it annoying will have already discarded theirs. You already made that gorgeous first impression, don’t feel pressured to keep up the fancy appearances throughout the entire get-together. Focus on having fun and the great conversation – no one will remember that their garnishes weren’t replenished.

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Christmas Champagne Cocktail Ingredients

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Tip: if desired, toast your rosemary sprigs with a creme brulee torch or a candle lighter to infuse your cocktails with an earthy note.

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How to Make Christmas Champagne Punch

Make plenty of ice. More than you think you’ll need.

Fill your pitcher or punch bowl half full with ice and have more on hand for individual glasses.

Add in the cranberries and pomegranate seeds.

Pour in the cranberry juice, sparkling wine, and top off to taste with the cranberry ginger ale.

Pour or ladle into individual serving glasses and garnish with rosemary, if desired.

 

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Yield: 10 servings, 7 cups

Jingle Juice Christmas Champagne Punch

Jingle Juice Christmas Champagne Punch

A juicy jingle juice for all of your holiday parties, this Christmas Champagne Cocktail recipe incorporates pomegranate and cranberry flavors for a fresh, tangy and sweet cocktail that your guests will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cranberries, frozen preferably
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup cranberry juice (or cranberry vodka, if desired)
  • 1-750mL bottle of prosecco or champagne *we used sparkling rose
  • 2 cups cranberry ginger ale, or more, as desired
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprigs, optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Make plenty of ice. More than you think you'll need.
  2. Fill your pitcher or punch bowl half full with ice and have more on hand for individual glasses.
  3. Add in the cranberries and pomegranate seeds.
  4. Pour in the cranberry juice, sparkling wine, and top off to taste with the cranberry ginger ale.
  5. Pour or ladle into individual serving glasses and garnish with rosemary, if desired. 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your guests love this Christmas champagne punch as much as mine did! Be prepared to make at least a second or third batch.

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