Champagne Punch III
Fruity, but not too sweet. I've added more club soda to make it a little lighter. All ingredients can be adjusted to your own personal taste. Keep the punch cool with ice cubes or an ice ring.
Fruity, but not too sweet. I've added more club soda to make it a little lighter. All ingredients can be adjusted to your own personal taste. Keep the punch cool with ice cubes or an ice ring.
My first review on this site and after being a visitor for over a year. This recipes warrants it. Just served this over Xmas and the family raved!! My suggestions....use the carbonated water in the recipe for the ice cubes. I decorated my cubes with thin lime slices and mint leaves. Made 2 trays of cubes and put one in each globlet I served. It fizzed immediately in the glass to the "oohs" and "ahhhs" of guests. My wine was a $10 bottle of reisling, not great solo, but in the punch it was perfect. I also used inexpensive champagne called Seaview (from Australia) at $10 a bottle. This champagne was rated above Moet & Chandon's White Star in a recent review and was perfect for the punch. A beautiful recipe all around. Thanks!Read More
This was way too sweet and had too much of a citrus taste. I even substituted a bottle of white wine for the carbonated soda and it still was not good. If I make this again, I will not use the lemonade and limeade concentrates. I will probably double the cranberry concentrate or even use grape juice concentrate.Read More
My first review on this site and after being a visitor for over a year. This recipes warrants it. Just served this over Xmas and the family raved!! My suggestions....use the carbonated water in the recipe for the ice cubes. I decorated my cubes with thin lime slices and mint leaves. Made 2 trays of cubes and put one in each globlet I served. It fizzed immediately in the glass to the "oohs" and "ahhhs" of guests. My wine was a $10 bottle of reisling, not great solo, but in the punch it was perfect. I also used inexpensive champagne called Seaview (from Australia) at $10 a bottle. This champagne was rated above Moet & Chandon's White Star in a recent review and was perfect for the punch. A beautiful recipe all around. Thanks!
Wonderful! Served this at a bridal shower and it was a big hit. Only used one bottle of champagne so it wouldn't be so potent :) It turned out great. I made an ice ring with lemons and mint and it looked lovely. Thanks!
Classic party punch recipe. DEFINETLY consider doubling the recipe, this stuff goes down really easily. I stretched the second batch further by using an extra can of cranberry concentrate and an extra bottle of champaign. I used a white riesling wine to offset the sour flavors of the citrus juices and it worked great. I wouldn't waste money on expensive alcohol; the cheap stuff doesn't taste nasty when mixed with the juice concentrate. I would serve this again without a doubt.
I served this at my son's Baptism brunch and the whole family loved it. I made an ice ring with cherries in it for decoration and to keep it cold. I also only used 1 bottle of champagne and just added some Sprite instead.
"Oh My Gawd, this was the best ******* punch we ever tasted". Directly quoted from Carolyn, Susan, Rita, Cheryl, Sandi and Debbie. We all enjoyed this punch. We give it 6 thumbs up. People say to double the recipe, we say TRIPLE it!!! If you drink it at an afternoon party, try to make sure you get the rest of the day off work, it is really tough going back to work when all you can think about is drinking more of this special tasty treat!
Wonderful! I made this for 100 people for my daughter's wedding redeption and there was not a drop left! Looks pretty in a rented fountain too.
I don't like sweet punches so this was great. The guests all raved about it and I should have double the batch to make more. I doubled the wine and eliminated the club soda and it was wonderful
Wow! I made this for a friend's baby shower and it was wonderful. Everybody loved it - even though I doubled the recipe, we ran out because people went so wild over it. I made an ice ring with lemon slices and fresh mint to go with it.
This is a really good punch! Its strong and tasty! I used a cheap riesling and cheap champagne and it was sooooo good. FYI I made it for a bridal shower of 30 people, I got enough to make it 3 times and we ran out half way through the shower and everyone was asking for more! next time I would probably get enough to make it 5 times. Oh and if you double the recipe it fits into a punch bowl perfectly! There was even enough room for an ice block! Hope this helps!
I made this for a bridal shower I was hosting and EVERYONE raved!! In fact, there was a variety of drinks available including mimosas and this drink was the most sought after. I took note of the other reviews posted and used a bottle of Riesling for the white wine and instead of cranberry frozen concentrate, I used a can of White Grape & Raspberry concentrate. I kept everything else as listed in the ingredients list. You won't need the suggested half cup of sugar if you go with a Riesling but you will if you use a regular white wine. I stuck with club soda instead of gingerale and it was perfect!! You will definitely have many people asking for the recipe!!!!!!!!!! P.S.-- make sure the concentrates are completely thawed prior to mixing.
I served this punch at a special fuction and it was a big hit with the crowd. The guest was driking it up so fast! I was really surprised and had to work very fast to make more. Remarks - refershing and great flavor also a beautiful color for the holidays.
I made this for a bridal shower. It was a hit. Everyone loved it, yet it was not too strong.
....Pretty Good but, instead of the lime slices, I used orange slices, and I used pineapple juice concentrate, not limeade. I also added half a bottle of Vodka. I didnt use the mint garnish because, by the time I drank HALF the punch, I really didnt care....... but, it was tasty. The next morning, I used 2 asprin and 3 Alkaseltzer and stayed in bed all day..... and I'm not exaggerating.
Loved this punch! Made this exactly as stated (except subbed limes for garnish instead of lemons, since that's what I had on hand) for Christmas, along with an ice ring made by freezing cranberries, a few mint leaves, and lime slices in a bundt cake pan. My grandmother had about 3 glasses, and was happier than I've ever seen her before. =) Thanks for an awesome recipe!!
Good stuff and very refreshing! I made it for a baby shower with an ice ring. Makes a very pretty pinkish color. A bit tart for my taste with all the lemonade, limeade, etc. but still good. I'm sure it could be sweetened up with frozen CranRasberry or gingerale instead of seltzer for those who like a sweeter taste.
This was a great drink. I'm 14 and my mom made it for company. She only put the alcohol in one and I loved the non-alcoholic version. Everyone else must have, too, because both bowls were gone within about 15 minutes! Great flavour
I made this punch for a holiday party and it was fabulous. Everybody raved over it and finished the whole batch within the first recipe, so my only advise it double the recipe.
People were guzziling it down!! YUMMY!!
I made this for a candle party I hosted at 2:00 pm. I only used one bottle of champagne and it was wonderful for an afternoon party. Thanks so much. I will be making this for Christmas and will definately add both bottles for that party.
Yum! To counter the tartness just a bit, we poured in a 20oz bottle of Sprite. Our party needed this a little stronger, so we added about 3/4 cup vodka and 3/4 cup UV cherry vodka (the UV brand is red and has a lower alcohol content). I made ice cubes out of the soda water instead of pouring it into the glasses. Oddly enough, they did not fizz up, but it was still cute since I'd put a small piece of lime in each one. An important note, even with the vodka added, it didn't taste strong at all, but it definitely packed a punch after we'd drank it down. Hmm, must be why they call it that. :) Thanks for the recipe!
I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. Next time I will use a drier wine and/or champage, because it was just a bit too sweet. Also, I made an ice ring in my bundt pan (filled only about 1/4 of the way) and added cranberries and mint leaves, and that looked beautiful in the punch bowl. I also put some cranberries on toothpicks, and then froze them. Then everyone got a cranberry stick in their glass, which looked really pretty. This punch looks and tastes impressive, and I will definitely make it again. And because it uses frozen concentrates, you can keep the ingredients on hand if you need to bring something to an event at the last minute.
Great punch! I served at a bridal shower for about 20 guests & everyone LOVED it. Not too sweet at all. I'm sure it depends on the kind of wine/champagne you use as well since some are sweeter than others. I used Riesling wine and Cook's Grand Reserve Brut (only about $6-7/bottle) for the champagne. This is a keeper!
This was a huge hit at our Christmas party this year. I ended up using 2 liters of carbonated water and 12 oz of limeade just to make it go farther, but it still tasted great. We floated cranberries and lime slices in it, and it was very pretty.
Crazy addicting! I forgot the carbonated water, but it was still delicious and a huge hit at my holiday party. However, because I used an ice ring (by filling half an angel food cake pan with water/fruit slices and freezing it), I'm not sure the extra liquid would have fit in the punch bowl anyway. My party guests drank the punch so fast that the ice ring had barely melted before the bowl was empty! I wish I'd bought enough ingredients to double the recipe. Everyone was talking about it the next day.
Excellent recipe - used it for a bridal shower and everyone loved it. I agree that you should add extra carbonated water to keep it lighter. Very pretty color, nice flavor, and not too sweet!
This was way too sweet and had too much of a citrus taste. I even substituted a bottle of white wine for the carbonated soda and it still was not good. If I make this again, I will not use the lemonade and limeade concentrates. I will probably double the cranberry concentrate or even use grape juice concentrate.
Awesome, wouldn't change a thing!! I also only used cheap wine, it worked perfectly!
I just made this for a Memorial Day BBQ. The punch is slightly tart but overall very good. I made the punch as is, but I did freeze about 5 cups of Sprite in a plastic container and then added it to the chilled punch to keep it cold during the party. I plan to make this again for a baby shower. By the way, using a cheaper champagne is okay, the other flavors create a nice balance.
This was such a hit that I think i will need to double it next time I serve this! One punch bowl is not nearly enough once the guests taste it!
I have made this punch going on five years now for my christmas party... and it never gets old! Forget about doubling the batch, you may want to triple or quadruple it! Goes great in a punch bowl with an ice ring or in a glass container with a spigot.
Made for New Year's Eve party. Everyone loved it, even the guys. Couldn't find Frozen Cranberry Concentrate, so I used White Grape Juice and then added about a cup or so of Cranberry juice to give it a nice pink color.
Served this punch for our New Year's Eve party and it was a hit! The only ingredient changed was instead of using frozen limeade I used about 1 litre of Sprite-that's it. It was delicious! Not too sweet, just enough fizz, and it practically filled my punch bowl! It was literally gone in less than an hour. Definitely making this again. Thanks for sharing!
BEST PARTY PUCH EVER!!
A bit intense with all the concentrated juices, but good flavor!
Excellent. Easy. Delicious.
this was way too sweet. i made a double batch thinking it would be great based on the reviews, but the frozen concentrates are just way too sweet. i probably should've used the amount of concentrate for a single batch and doubled up the champagne, wine, and everything else.
Made this fir new years eve. Ended up making three batches for ten adults. If you are having a long party, be sure and have enough for at least a double batch. Made an ice ring with Sprite. Everyone loved this, even the guys.
Oh yeah! This is what I'm talking about. I made this for my daughter's engagement party. Boy howdy, I should have prepared a double or triple dose, as others who have reviewed have suggested. It didn't pack a huge wallop but it is definitely mellowing. It was perfect for the occasion. I used Martini and Rossi Asti Spumanti and a bottle of Pinot Grigio, neither very expensive. Yummy, yummy stuff! I'm sending this recipe to several friends!
I used this recipe for the first time for a large gathering of about 75 people. It was a risk to use a new recipe for such a big event, but it was a big hit! I got tons of compliments on it. Because I was trying to stretch the recipe, I doubled all the ingredients, and added additional sparkling water to taste. Great recipe!
Followed the recipe exactly. Made it for 13 of my family member for christmas eve to drink with appetizers...there was not a drop left by dinnertime.
I made this for my Mom's 60th birthday party and it went fast! The only thing I changed was I used ginger ale instead of carbonated water. I've given out this recipe and it was recently used at a bridal shower! I will definitely make this one again!
Very good. I halved the recipe and had to use refrigerated limeade as my grocer did not have frozen. Very tasty, but a little tart which can be toned down with the club soda.
Mmmm! I love this punch. I have served it at several showers and it is always a hit. Very refreshing and light. Looks pretty and tastes delicious. Much better than the sherbet punch. I always use riesling, dry champagne and club soda. Highly recommend this for any party!
BEST PUNCH I'VE EVER HAD!!! This was gone quickly and all of my BROTHERS ask if I'm going to make it every time there's a holiday! If that doesn't spell YUM then I'm not sure what does :)
This was good, everyone liked it and it sure packed a punch! haha
I've made this recipe at two showers and it was a hit! Always make a double batch if you're making it for more than 10 people. As others said, I used Reisling for the wine and used ginger ale instead of carbonated water. It was great--not too sweet, not too sour. I'm making it again this weekend using a Gewurztraminer, so I might use 12 oz. of limeade to balance out the sweetness of the wine.
This punch was delicious! Used $5 bottles of Spumante and a $6 bottle of Riesling. I made an ice ring out of the carbonated water and left out the mint. Served at a wedding shower consisting of about 15 guests. There was none left over at the end of the shower. Thanks for the recipe, will be making this one again and again!
I made this for Christmas. It was too tart and much too acid, lemonade, limeade, cranberry was not a good flavor combination for us. Our stomachs were too upset to eat dinner. I should have known better when I read the ingredients but with all the good reviews I thought I would try it. Shame on me!
This is the best punch EVER! It is so good MEN love it!
Excellent party punch. All my guests raved. Just the right amount of bubbly and not too sweet.
very very yummy... i added strawberrys instead of a citrus fruit to make the taste sweeter as other reviewers stated it was very tart. Also, I was suprised at how potent it was... didnt expect that at all as other reviewers didnt seem to notice... but i did! All in all it goes down wonderfully and was a hit!
This punch was a hit at my last party; however, its just a bit too sweet for my taste. I may add more club soda and maybe a little lemon juice or unsweetened cranberry juice to git it more "punch" next time.
I made this for my daughter's engagement party, and it was a huge hit. I only wish I had bought enough ingredients to make a second batch!!
Made this for New Years Eve and it was the main drink by everyone. Its so nice that one can use less expensive champagne and wine. Could not find frozen cranberry concentrate so used cranberry juice. Was a little tart for our taste so we added some Mango juice that we had and it countered the tart perfectly. This is one of those recipes that you basically can adjust at the end with sweet/tart/etc to suit your taste.
Delish. I am now asked to make this punch at every party I go to. For a virgin version, use white grape juice instead of white wine and sparkling cider instead of champagne.
This is a great champagne punch - I served it for a bridal shower and everyone loved it! I had 20 guests, so next time I will definitely double the recipe and add some fresh fruit to pretty it up. Excellent and potent!
PURE GREATNESS!!! Huge hit at last night's party. Will make again for sure!!!
Everyone at my Christmas party loved it!!!! And it was SO easy!
I made this for our New Year's Eve party and it was a big hit. I made three batches, one with the cranberry, one with fruit punch and one with fruit punch and apple juice and they all went pretty well. Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for this new new years tradition.
I'm not a big fan of overly sweet drinks so this was perfect. I skipped the bottle of white wine (I made this for an office party and didn't want people to get hootched unexpectedly -- sometimes punches pack a wollop!) and used club soda. I floated frozen cranberries on top (and a sprig of mint would've been pretty if I'd had one). I'll absolutely make this again.
I've made this twice and it got rave reviews. I even used cheap wine and champagne like others suggested and it still tasted good. Thanks DPRYOR!
This is a wonderful recipe!! I used lime slices instead of lemon and did not add the mint leaves. I used Sprite ice cubes instead of the ice ring. My friends all LOVED it and the 7 of us had no problem finishing it off - they all asked for the recipe!
This recipe was amazing!! I just made it last night for a Christmas party for my friends. I thought that it would be a girly drink but I think that the guys drank it just as much if not more than that girls. I tried to explain that I had beer for them but they weren't having it!! So true about needing to make an additional batch. I didn't take heed to the reviews so my fiance had to go out and get more!! Definitely will do this again!!
This punch was a total hit. We served it for a Valentine's Day event of about 100 people: we multiplied the recipe 5 times and had lots of other drinks available, and we still ran out. I used frozen raspberries for garnish--they also help to keep the punch cold. I found a $4 Piesporter at Trader Joe's and used that for the white wine--perfect--and used inexpensive Tosti champagne (about $6 at Costco).
Love this recipe! The lemons/limes/mint add color and make the punch more inviting so make sure you get something to float on top.
This is really good! Pretty color. A good way to use some white wine we bought but didn't like too much. This is a good punch for those who don't want a hard liquor punch.
wonderful! So refreshing, almost like sangria! Made the whole recipe and WAY too much for 8 adults, but also served beer and wine.
fantastic. small party, but still went through 2 batches
This was a huge hit at the Bridal shower I hosted. It is a little sweet/tart but still very good!
Got RAVE reviews at my New Year's Eve party. Everyone just LOVED it!!! Added lemon slices and frozen raspberries. Would definitely do again. Used Bellatore ($6.99/bottle) Gran Spumante champagne, and a cheap white wine. Cheap is not bad in this punch. You can't tell!! Be careful where you put this though, it's quite red (beautiful), but can stain and is sticky.
Got great reviews on this! It comes out reddish if you are trying to match a theme.
I used this recipe at a mid-day party I had yesterday - the only thing I did differently was to a small package of frozen mixed berries when it came time to serve it. I didn't have lemon or mint so that didn't get added. Overall, everyone seemed to really like it! Thanks!
Made this for Chrismas Eve party. Fantastic! There was none left. Could'nt find Limeade so I used frozen margarita mix.
This was a huge hit at the bridal shower. We used Riesling and dry champagne and added lime slices and frozen raspberries. So good and not too sweet.
I made this for a fashion show last night. I didn't garnish with lemons, only fresh mint. Even though I doubled the recipe, it didn't last long. Everyone LOVED it! I got so many compliments and requests for the recipe. It is perfect if you don't want to drink had alcohol but you still want to serve something light and boozy. YUM!
This looks like an awesome recipe! I haven't tried it yet, but when I do, I would like to have an idea how many a batch REALLY serves when people keep coming back, eventually licking the bowl!!! Therefore, it would be extremely helpful, if you could note how many people were at your event, and how long the punch lasted! Thanks so much!
Everyone raves about this punch. I have made it 3 times now and people ask for the recipe and it's requested by guests.
Wonderful recipe, big hit! I used passion fruit concentrate (the one in the plastic can that you are able to microwave if you needed to thaw...) instead of craberry juice. To make ice cubes, I bought some of those new silicone muffin holders in heart shapes, and frozes bits of frozen berry mix or limes into the hearts. I only used 1/3 bottle of seltzer per bowl. I floated the frozen berries and lemon and lime slices in the bowl, with the heart shaped ice it was beautiful. Everyone loved the punch, and two bowls disappeared in about an hour!
We served this punch at our annual Christmas party for 75. It was a hit! We had to make three batches. Guests were offered punch served on a tray and passed by waitstaff. What a nice way to greet holiday guests!
Made the punch for a New Years Day drop-in. Had other beverages available, but everyone went after this one. Made an ice ring with carbonated water, raspberries and lime slices. Will definetly make again when having the next holdiay party.
This punch was an absolute success at my wedding reception! I used Strawberry Zinfendel for the champagne and regular Ginger Ale. I also added frozen raspberries into the mix. The guests enjoyed the punch and I overheard a lot of comment. They also very much liked the raspberry addition. A friend, who never consumes alcoholic drinks because of the strong alcohol taste was taking these back all evening and was quite tipsy at the end of the night. I will definately make this again.
I followed this recipe exactly and loved it! It was a big hit on New Years Eve. Someone recommended using a Riesling wine to give it some sweetness. I couldn't find Riesling and used a Pinot Grigio and found it to be perfect.
This was AWESOME. I used a riesling and brute champange. Next time I might use a little less champange, it was strong. I garnished with the lemon and frozen raspberrys. It was beautful. Lots of recipes request and request to make it for the next function already.
I made this for a party and it was gone in a half an hour. Everybody loved it, including my mother who is not a drinker! This was great- I would even do a non-alcoholic version for a kids party!
This punch was amazing! It was gone within 5 minutes. I definitely should have made more than one batch.
Need I really say more?!? so good, everyone enjoyed it, it was pretty sweet. I didn't add lemon or mint to garnish. Will make it again.
Perfect! Not overly sweet. Dont really taste the alcohol, but be careful it will sneak up on you.
Great punch. I found it to be a little too sour though.
I made this for an anniversary cocktail party and the crowd was not full of drinkers...but this stuff was GONE! Very pretty and great for a party.
great !Kinda tasted like a cran/fruity margarita..I forgot to add the sparkling ..used 2 diff bottles of sparking wine (under$12 each) and a bottles of reisling
not a drop left!!
I used Riesling and dry champagne and it turned out wonderful!! Lots of requests for the recipe at the bachelorrette party I threw!
This punch was fabulous. I made it for a baby shower. The cranberry concentrate gave it the perfect taste (not too sweet). I made an ice ring and added raspberries and sliced lemons. Everyone loved it! I can't wait to make it again
Highly recommended!! I made this for a New Year's Eve party. All the ladies finished the entire punch bowl! So very good.
I made this for a holiday "Mom's Night In" get together and everyone LOVED it! We couldn't get enough of it... ended up making a second batch it was so yummy! I can't wait to make it again! Thanks!!
I served this with rasberry lemonade concentrate and added frozen rasberries with mint leaves as floaters. I also used reisling for the white wine which made it a little sweeter. It was not a sweet punch just perfect!
Sooo delicious. I used ginger ale instead of club soda and it tasted delicious. Some of the people I served it to found it a bit acidic (and some a bit too fruity sweet after several glasses), but I loved it. Even those that could only drink a couple of glasses loved the taste, just not in huge amounts.