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New Year’s Eve Champagne Punch

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 10 to 12


New Year's Eve Champagne Punch

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle sparkling wine or Champagne, chilled
  • 1½ cups white rum
  • 1¼ cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • pomegranate seeds, for garnish
  • fresh mint, for garnish
  • festive holiday ice mold

Festive Holiday Ice Mold

  • fresh rosemary sprigs
  • fresh mint
  • fresh cranberries


New Year's Eve Champagne Punch

Make a simply syrup by combining the water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves, before simmering 5 minutes. Let it completely cool.

Place the ice mold in a punch bowl, and pour in the Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice. Add simple syrup to taste. Garnish punch bowl with sliced lemons, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves.

Festive Holiday Ice Mold

Place fresh rosemary, cranberries, and mint in an ice mold or bundt cake pan. Fill with water, and freeze until set.

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