For a seasonal and festive cocktail guaranteed to please that won’t have you slaving over a shaker, reach for this Pomegranate Prosecco Punch. It takes just a few minutes to make, but the result of your minimal efforts is seriously impressive. Sweet, tart, refreshing and gorgeous too, prosecco punch is the perfect addition to your Christmas brunch, Thanksgiving dinner, or any other celebration this holiday season.
Coming at you today with this one-two punch of a (hehehe) prosecco punch recipe!
I get more and more dad-jokier as the years progress, and let me tell you, it just delights (/sarcasm) my 10-year old on the daily. You can thank my husband and Dad for that, and then you can whip up this cocktail and forgive me of my trespasses, for this is the cocktail you need on your holiday table this year.
Let’s all praise it together now: super quick and easy + super delicious = superstar cocktail. Bonus? She’s a beauty, isn’t she?
Prosecco Punch Ingredients
- Pomegranate Juice: use pure, no-sugar added pomegranate juice. We like POM Wonderful and RW Knudsen Just Pomegranate.
- Orange Juice: again, opt for a sugar-free, 100% juice brand. I prefer pulp-free, but that’s personal preference only, so go for what you love.
- Orange Liqueur: my personal opinion is that Cointreau is the very best option for orange liqueur in this cocktail. It’s a premium triple sec with incredible flavor – the perfect balance between dry, sweet and bitter. That being said, it’s on the pricy side. If you’re budget conscious, select a mid-level Triple Sec instead. For everything (and I really mean everything) you need to know about orange liqueur, check out this guide from Serious Eats.
- Sparkling Wine: Prosecco is the ideal choice for this cocktail for a few reasons – Prosecco tends to be sweeter and has larger bubbles (better for mixed cocktails in my opinion); there are also a range of good, yet affordable options for Prosecco in most wine stores. Avoid true Champagne – it’s too expensive (and flavorful!) for a cocktail with as many competing flavors as this one.
How to Make Pomegranate Prosecco Punch
This is one of the easiest, most crowd-pleasing cocktail recipes I’ve ever made, and I’m so excited to serve it for any and all occasions this holiday season. Pomegranate prosecco punch is tart, refreshing, super aromatic, and oh so very festively hued. Serve it for Thanksgiving, Christmas brunch, or your annual holiday party.
- Combine 2 cups pomegranate juice, 1 cup orange juice, and ¾ cup orange liqueur in a pitcher.
- Stir up the punch, then chill at least 4 hours or overnight for a make-ahead cocktail. To serve immediately, proceed to the next step.
- When you’re ready to serve, fill a rocks glass with ice, then fill the glass halfway with the pomegranate punch.
- Top off with prosecco, then garnish with orange slices, pomegranate seeds, and a mint sprig for a festive touch.
My Best Tips for Crafting a Perfect Prosecco Punch
- Use 100% juice with no added sugars – juices with sugar will create a too-sweet cocktail
- Opt for Cointreau if you have the budget (see if your store carries a smaller 375 ml bottle) – premium spirits make all the difference when it comes to flavor.
- Use a mid-brand Prosecco. Ask the attendant at your local wine store for suggestions – they are generally a font of knowledge and eager to help. Avoid overly expensive sparkling wines like some Cava’s and Champagne – the price isn’t worth splurging on for a cocktail with so much other flavor competition.
- This recipe serves 8 and easily scales up for a larger crowd. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe, and allow guests to pour and garnish their own drinks.
More Cocktail Recipes for the Holidays
- Apple Cider Sangria
- Rosemary Vodka Gimlet
- Cranberry Moscow Mule
- The Staghattan (Black Cherry Manhattan)
- Rosemary Honey Bourbon Cocktail
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- 2 c pomegranate juice
- 1 c orange juice
- ¾ c Cointreau, other other orange liqueur (see notes)
- 1 750 ml bottle Prosecco, chilled
- orange slices, for garnish
- pomegranate seeds, for garnish
- mint sprigs, for garnish
- Combine pomegranate juice, orange juice, and cointreau in a pitcher. Stir until combined. If making in advance, place into the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours.
- Fill a rocks glass with ice, then fill glass halfway with pomegranate punch. Top off the remainder of the glass with Prosecco. Garnish with an orange slice, pomegranate seeds, and mint sprig.
- Use 100% juice with no added sugars.
- Opt for Cointreau if you have the budget. If not, choose a mid-tier Triple Sec – your liquor store attendant should have several suggestions.
- This recipe easily scales up for a larger crowd. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe, and allow guests to pour and garnish their own drinks.
The office holiday party was at our house and this was my festive offering as people came in the door. So good. I made the punch the day before and had plenty of Prosecco on hand. Sadly, I cut open the pomegranate and it was moldy so we didn’t have the beautiful garnish but I’m sure nobody noticed.