Champagne Punch is bubbly and perfect for entertaining! Here’s how to make a delicious party-sized punch with sparkling wine.

Champagne Punch

Need a festive drink for entertaining? Try this sparkling Champagne Punch! Bubbly wine is ideal for a punch because of its effervescent bubbles. This beautiful bowl is full of flavor, pairing sparkling wine with ginger ale, orange liqueur and fruity pineapple juice. Each sip is enormously refreshing! Even better, you can make this with any type of sparkling wine: in fact, our preference is Prosecco. Here’s why!

Ingredients in Champagne punch

This Champagne Punch is beautiful and festive: and it takes only a few minutes to pour together in a bowl! Even better, you don’t actually need to use champagne: Prosecco is cheaper and has great flavor. Here’s what you’ll need for this party punch:

  • Champagne or Prosecco (see below)
  • Ginger ale
  • Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
  • Pineapple Juice
  • For the garnish: Oranges, lemons, cranberries, raspberries, fresh mint
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Champagne vs Prosecco: which is best?

When it comes to Champagne vs Prosecco, we always opt for Prosecco. Why? A good Prosecco is cheaper than a good Champagne. The modern Prosecco-making method is easier than champagne, making it cheaper to achieve just as good of a flavor.

To us, it’s best to grab Prosecco at $15 per pop for this Champagne punch, rather than opting for a good Champagne. Save that for drinking straight or using in Champagne cocktails! Here’s a breakdown of the flavor differences in different types of sparkling wine:

  • Champagne: French sparkling wine. It tastes bubbly and fruity, with undertones of almond and orange. A good bottle costs $30 to $40, so you may want to save that for drinking straight versus using in punch.
  • Prosecco: Italian sparkling wine. It’s a little sweeter than champagne: fruity and flowery, with notes of apple, pear and lemon. A good bottle costs about $15.
  • Cava: Spanish sparkling wine. It has more citrus notes, and is a little more savory and less fruity. It also typically costs around $15.
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Notes on serving Champagne punch: preserve the bubbles!

This Champagne punch is best served immediately after you add the bubbles! Of course, that presents a challenge for parties when you leave the punch bowl out during the party. Here are a few notes on serving:

  • Add the champagne and ginger ale right before serving. This way you get the best bubbles.
  • Bubbles last for 20 minutes. So serving it within this window is best. However…
  • It still tastes great after 20 minutes. It’s not as sparkling, but the flavor is still great.

Want more punch recipes? Try 5 Easy Punch Recipes for Parties.

More champagne cocktails

Love sparkling wine? There are so many great Champagne cocktails and Prosecco cocktails to try! Here are a few favorites:

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Champagne Punch

Champagne Punch


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 1x

Description

Champagne Punch is bubbly and perfect for entertaining! Here’s how to make a delicious party-sized punch with sparkling wine.


Ingredients

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  • 2 bottles Champagne (or any sparkling wine like Prosecco or Cava)
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • ½ cup Cointreau* (or Triple Sec)
  • 2 cups pineapple Juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Raspberries or cranberries, for garnish
  • Mint leaves or rosemary leaves, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill all liquids. Combine the Conitreau and pineapple juice in a large punch bowl. Just before serving, add the sparkling wine and ginger ale.
  2. Top with the orange wheels, lemon wheels, raspberries or cranberries, and herbs as a garnish. Serve immediately. Bubbles dissipate after about 20 minutes, so it’s best served immediately (but still tastes great without bubbles).
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Poured
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Champagne punch

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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