Why do we love easy champagne punch recipes for New Year’s Eve? Well, not only is champagne punch tasty, but it’s a brilliant way to avoid mixing individual cocktails all night so you can spend more time with your guests. It’s festive, it’s fun, and the mixers actually help you save since you don’t need to buy cases of champagne alone.
So here’s to welcoming the new year with a glorious toast of champagne punch!
Top image: Watermelon mint champagne punch | Whitney Bond and Champagne punch bellini | Crazy for Crust
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To me, this sparkling cranberry-orange champagne punch recipe from Boulder Locavore is the perfect amount of festive. It gives a nod to the season with its use of colorful winter fruits while Champagne (or your sparkling wine of choice) and Grand Marnier make it fancy.
This gorgeous New Year’s Eve Champagne punch recipe from Sugar and Soul has notes of blackberry, pineapple, and ginger (well, ginger ale), which makes me want to break out my ladle and punch bowl as soon as possible. Yes please.
You could even swap out the spirits to make it a fun mocktail for the kids or your non-imbibing guests. And it can’t hurt to have festive non-alcoholic options so all guests can enjoy a treat.
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This Watermelon Mint Champagne Punch at Whitney Bond is calling my name! While the combo of watermelon and mint seems to harken back to warmer months, she offers up the recipe using ready-made watermelon juice. If you can’t find it in your store, we suggest substituting with cranberry to taste, which would be a little more tart, a little more sophisticated and a little more wintry if you’re feeling it.
Related: 5 Champagne desserts for New Year’s Eve so you can have your Champagne and eat it, too.
If you’re totally burned out on cooking and entertaining, we’ve got you covered! Try this two-ingredient Champagne Punch Bellini recipe at Crazy for Crust. We bet you’ll be sold on this super simple champagne punch recipe, especially when you see what the second ingredient is. Garnish with fresh berries and…done!
Made with a combo of pink lemonade and limeade, this Berry Champagne Punch recipe from Chew Out Loud is definitely for those of us with a sweet tooth. It’s also a great champagne punch recipe for when you need a mocktail version for the kids — just substitute ginger ale or any lemon-lime soda or the Champagne and you’re set.