When it comes time for New Year’s Eve, I always feel, the less fuss the better. Making a big bowl of punch is an easy way to quench the thirsts of a big crowd. This following recipe should come with a warning, it is delicious and goes down easy. Very easy. But be careful! It will catch up to you…
If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, try: Champagne (packs a) Punch
1 C. Triple Sec
1 C. Brandy
1/2 C. Chambord
2 C. Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1 qt. Ginger Ale
2 Chilled Bottles Dry Champagne
In bowl, combine Triple Sec, Chambord, Brandy and pineapple juice. Chill covered 4 hours or overnight.
In a large punch bowl, combine cooled mixture, champagne, ginger ale and ice cubes.
Serves 10-25 people (depending on how much is poured!)
A great way to spice up a punch bowl is to add an ice ring with some color. Pour some fresh cranberries into a round Jell-O mold. Add water and freeze overnight and you have instant decor to your bowl!
This year, I have to go for a slightly less potent drink. For those of you out there who are in my situation, or prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, try Gavioli’s Blood Orange Sparkling Juice. It will give you your bubbly fix and something to sip on for the evening.
Please remember, if you are going to partake in any of these delicious beverages this New Year’s Eve, have a designated driver.