This festive punch is a favorite to serve to a crowd. Substitute the champagne with sparkling cider, or soda if you prefer a non-alcoholic punch.
Prep Time 20minutes
Chill time 4hours
Total Time 4hours20minutes
1cuppomegranate seeds, separated
4cupschilled pomegranate juice
3cupschilled orange juice
1/2cuporange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
2chilled bottles, 750 ml Champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling white wine
**To make this non-alcoholic, substitute the champagne with 1 liter orange flavor sparkling soda and omit the orange-flavor liqueur.
To make the ice cubes: Place 1-2 mint leaves in each space of an ice cube tray. Divide 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the pomegranate seeds among the ice cube spaces. Fill with water and freeze for 4 hours or longer, until solid.
Mix the pomegranate juice, orange juice and orange liqueur in a large punch bowl over the ice cubes. Add the champagne and stir. Add slices of orange juice and the remaining pomegranate seeds to the juice and serve. Add more mint leaves as garnish if desired.
Be sure your juices and champagne are chilled so the ice cubes don't melt too quickly and your punch stays cold while serving.