This Pink Champagne Punch Recipe yields a light and refreshing drink that is great for celebratory parties like baby showers, wedding/bridal showers, birthdays, and anniversaries. It would also go great with Sunday brunch in place of mimosas if you want to try something a little different.
The sweetness of this drink will depend on the champagne you use. Add simple syrup (see Notes) to make the drink sweeter.
- 1 750-ml bottle champagne
- 1 12-ounce can ginger ale
- 1/4 cup pomegranate juice (I used POM Wonderful)
- simple syrup (cooled), optional
- In a large pitcher, combine champagne, ginger ale, and pomegranate juice. Stir.
- Taste test. If you’d like the drink sweeter, stir in some simple syrup (see Notes). If you’d like the drink to look more pigmented or you want a strong pomegranate flavor, stir in more pomegranate juice.
- Add raspberries to the pitcher. Serve and enjoy.
Note #1: This will work best when the liquids are already chilled prior to making the punch. Store punch in the refrigerator.
Note #2 (Simple Syrup): To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small pot or microwave dish and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool before adding to the punch. You may want to make this earlier in the day and keep in the refrigerator. The amount you need will depend on how sweet the champagne is that you’re using and how sweet you want your punch. I recommend using about 1/2 cup sugar/water per bottle of champagne, though you may not end up using all of the resulting simple syrup.
Note #3: Using only one bottle, this made an unimpressive amount in the pitcher I used (which I think is pretty standard in size). It barely filled the pitcher halfway. If you want a more plentiful-looking pitcher to serve, you may want to double the recipe, at least initially. This will also depend on the size of your pitcher, of course.
Note #4: You can also use a 10-ounce bottled ginger ale if you don’t have or don’t want to use the canned version. Or, you can pour out about 1 1/2 cups from a larger bottle.