Festive party punches are always fun to have at holiday celebrations all year round. This champagne punch is perfect for almost every holiday from Christmas to the Fourth of July with its red and blue colors. A refreshingly light and fruity champagne punch with vodka is easy to put together with real fruit, juices, vodka, and of course champagne.
It is amazing how fresh berries and citrus fruit can make any basic cocktail fancy. This is the beauty of this berry champagne punch with vodka recipe. The fruit can also be switched up based on your taste preferences to make the bubbly cocktail punch customized for you every single time.
What is in Champagne Punch?
The ingredients in a champagne punch, like any cocktail, have various flavor profiles including sweet, sour, and a little fruity. If you like a little bitterness in your cocktail, you could absolutely also add that flavor profile too.
- Champagne - Bubbly wine of some sort. It can be champagne but also prosecco, Cuvee, cava, or any sparkling wine. I would suggest not using a brut, but rather an extra dry as this will have a bit more sweetness to it. My go-to bottle of bubbly is Mumm Napa Cuvee M. To make this non-alcoholic, substitute sprite or ginger ale for the champagne.
- Vodka - Flavored vodkas are my jam for sangrias and champagne punches. For this champagne punch, I used lemon vodka, strawberry, and raspberry vodka. Deep Eddy Lemon vodka is so lemon-flavored that you won't even need more lemon juice. The berry vodkas can be switched based on the fresh berries you are using. Love blueberries? Then use blueberry vodka.
- Orange Liqueur - Cointreau is my go-to orange liqueur but you can also use triple sec for this recipe. You can also omit this from the punch as well. If you omit this, you will want to use some simple syrup.
- Fresh Fruit - Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, oranges are all examples of what you could use in this recipe. In the winter frozen fruit can also work great for this recipe if you can't find good fresh fruit. Oranges are great to be juiced or sliced. I love juicing the fresh oranges for the punch.
- Maraschino Cherries - Luxardo Cherries are totally the most divine drink garnish you can buy. They are fancy priced too. Regular maraschino cherries can also be used in the recipe.
- Cranberry Juice - Cranberry juice is a good base juice for this recipe. The 100% cranberry juice is my preference but cocktail can also work.
How to Make Champagne Punch?
In a glass pitcher, begin making the base of this champagne punch. Place the cut fruit and then add the vodkas and orange liqueur over the top of the fruit. Stir to combine. Then pour in the juices, both cranberry and orange juice.
Stir in the cherries and cherry juice. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. If you are serving immediately, pour the sparkling wine over the berries and juice. Serve immediately in wine glasses with fruit as a garnish.
This champagne brunch is a perfect bridal shower punch or Christmas champagne punch recipe that is very similar to my christmas brunch punch. The fruit makes the punch feel fancy and the ability to make it without alcohol is also easy.
Champagne Cocktail Recipes
- 1 cups orange juice fresh squeezed
- 2 cups cranberry juice
- ¼ cup raspberry vodka
- ¼ cup strawberry vodka
- ¼ cup lemon vodka
- ¼ cup Cointreau
- 1 cup strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries
- 1 tablespoon grenadine or luxardo cherry juice
- 8 maraschino cherries
- 1 bottle champagne
- In a glass pitcher, combine the three vodkas, Cointreau, berries, orange juice, and cranberry juice. Stir to combine. Add the cherry juice and cherries.
- Either add the champagne or ginger ale directly to the pitcher or top off each glass of brunch punch with the bubbly of your choice.