Best Champagne Punch Recipe

If you’re having friends over for New Year’s Eve, a delicious and festive drink solution is to serve a Champagne punch. Pour the ingredients into a pretty bowl and get ready for the countdown!

If you're having friends over for New Year's Eve, a delicious and festive drink solution is to serve a Champagne punch. Pour the ingredients into a pretty bowl and get ready for the countdown!

This Champagne Punch is really easy to make and only has 3 ingredients, including the Champagne! It’s just Champagne, ginger ale and orange liqueur.

If you want to make it prettier, you can add two more ingredients, frozen cranberries and basil leaves. They add a really pretty holiday touch and the basil is truly truly delicious in there.

If you use a dry sparkling wine, the punch is not very sweet. And because it is half wine and half ginger ale, it’s not very strong. You can easily sip on it all night long.

For the sparkling wine, go with a prosecco, the Italian version of Champagne, and look for either the word brut or dry on the label.


Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve!

Christine :)



Best Champagne Punch Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


This is a fun, festive and easy punch flavored with cranberry, orange, and ginger ale flavors.


  • 1 (750ml) bottle of cold dry sparkling wine (a brut Prosecco, Cava or Californian is a good bet)
  • 3 cups of cold ginger ale
  • 1 ounce (that’s 2 Tbsp) orange liqueur (like Triple Sec)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 30 frozen cranberries


  1. Pour the sparkling wine into a punch bowl. Slowly add in the ginger ale and the orange liqueur.
  2. Add the basil and frozen cranberries (if using) or a few handfuls of ice.
  3. Cheers!
This post originally appeared in December, 2013 and was revised and republished in December, 2016.

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  12. Sam P. says:

    We made this punch on Boxing Day. It was really good. Not too sweet. I really liked the basil leaves in it even though I didn’t think I would.

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Sam, I’m so happy you liked it! I’ve been experimenting with basil leaves in sweeter things more and more. They go really well with cranberries. And also strawberries. (Sorry for the delayed reaction. I missed your comment somehow. Have a happy holiday season this year!). -Christine

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