Citrusy Champagne Christmas Punch Recipe

Guys! We are in the thick of Christmas party season and there couldn’t be a more exciting time of year to celebrate with some Champagne! I know everyone thinks that Champagne is for New Years, but I like keeping a bottle (or two) in my fridge at all times to celebrate at will whenever I want. I’ve put together this fun Christmas Punch recipe for you to whip up at your next gathering. 

The best part, it takes 5 minutes and 5 ingredients! Watch it come together in our new Darling Eats Youtube video here. Make sure you subscribe here to catch all the updates! 

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What makes this punch so great is the sparkling grapefruit juice, which I buy at Trader Joes, adds all the sweetness you need for this recipe. It’s not overly sweet, tart, or acidic, so it goes down quite smoothly. Too smoothly some may say. It’s incredibly simple to whip up this Christmas punch and you’ll have everyone asking you for the recipe when you do! 

I’ve served this the past few years at our Holiday parties and it always gets tons of compliments. This year we refilled the Christmas punch bowl 4 times, it was a knockout! 

Instead of using small ice cubes, this year I created a giant ice mold filled with thyme and cranberries, so the ice would thaw more slowly. Although the punch disappeared pretty quickly we didn’t really have time to worry about ice. 

If you’re looking for something to serve a crowd at your holiday party, I hope you give this punch a try. If you do, let me know what you liked (or didn’t like in the comments below. 


Here are some punchbowls you can purchase to inspire this recipe at home! 

Citrusy Champagne Christmas Punch
Prep Time
5 mins

Making seasons bright this Holiday as we whip up this deliciuosly bright champagne Christmas punch with grapefruit, orange juice, and elderflower. 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: champagne punch, christmas punch, citrus cocktail
Servings: 15
  • 1 cup pulp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup gin I used Tanqueray
  • 1/3 cup elderflower liqueur I used St. Germain
  • 750 mL sparkling grapefruit juice found at Trader Joes
  • 2 bottles champagne I used Louis d'Estree from Trader Joes
  • 1 Grapefruit sliced
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1 handful thyme
  1. In a large punchbowl, combine all ingredients and stir gentle to combine. Stir every so often to keep the liqueur from settling to the bottom. 

Author: Cynthia

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