This cranberry champagne punch recipe combines seasonal fruit, cinnamon, and champagne to create a holiday cocktail that perfectly highlights the flavors of the season!
Holiday parties are an excellent excuse to pop open a bottle of champagne!
Though I love a classic glass of bubbly, a dressed up champagne cocktail feels especially festive this time of year.
To make this cranberry champagne punch I paired champagne with pure cranberry juice and added orange simple syrup and cinnamon for a pop of flavor.
Serve a big batch in a pitcher or a punch bowl, or enjoy a glass or two snuggled up by the fire. Either way, this cocktail is sure to delight!
P.S. Check out this post for more fun ways to spice up your champagne this holiday season!
[recipe title="Cranberry Champagne Punch" servings="about 10"]
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 orange, sliced
1 bottle champagne, chilled
3-1/4 cups pure cranberry juice
fresh cranberries, for garnish
fresh orange slices, for garnish
cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Make simple syrup by adding the water and sugar to a saucepan and boiling until the sugar completely dissolves. Remove the syrup from the heat and add the sliced orange. Let cool completely, then remove the orange slices.
In a punch bowl or large pitcher combine the champagne, cranberry juice, and orange simple syrup. Garnish with fresh cranberries, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks before serving.
Note: The punch tastes best after the flavors have had a few minutes to meld, so I recommend serving the cocktail in a punch bowl or pitcher and adding the garnishes to the bowl or pitcher at least a few minutes before serving.