Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

There is one last hurrah before we ring in the New Year.  If you are still entertaining guests and are looking for a crowd pleasing punch that is both festive and has a grown-up style, then this is your crowd pleaser.  This is not a sweet punch and those that are looking for the ginger ale variety will be disappointed.  We served this punch at our recent holiday party with rave reviews.


Pomegranate-Champagne Punch
Serves 12
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne
1-1/2 cups white rum
1-1/4 cups pomegranate juice
1 large lemon, thinly sliced
Pomegranate seeds
Fresh mint leaves

1 ice block

Directions:
Bring 1/2 cup water and sugar to boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Simmer 5 minutes.  Cool completely.

Combine Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in punch bowl.  Add enough syrup to sweeten to taste.  Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves.  Add ice block to bowl.

Enjoy.
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52 comments:

Sommer J said...

Yum this looks delicious and refreshing!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

That is cause for celebration! Even the "ice block" looks festive! Happy New Year!

Dinners and Dreams said...

What a beautiful punch. It sounds lovely for the holidays!

Happy New Year!

Nisrine

Lea Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful Velva.

Julie said...

Beautiful!! Is the ice mold a bundt pan? If so, fabulous idea. Happy New Year!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

The punch is stunning to look at. I imagine you received loads of compliments on it. Oh, and aren't pomegranates good for you too. Lots of antioxidants. lol!!

Farmchick said...

Great recipe for the new year!

paulakiger said...

This is beautiful! Probably as tasty as attractive! pk

The Japanese Redneck said...

That's beautiful. Nothing like a festive drink to add spirit to an event.

We Are Not Martha said...

Ooh this is beautiful and might just have to be my New Year's Eve drink of choice! I love anything pomegranate :)

Sues

Jennifurla said...

The presentation is spectacular, how can anyone pass this bowl by!

Marguerite said...

Love pomegranate juice and with rum and champagne, it would have to be fab! Gorgeous presentation, too! Cheers! Happy New Year!

Dishesdone said...

It's a beautiful punch! Pom and champagne, very nice! I may have to switch from my usual of Chambord and champagne!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

teresa said...

so gorgeous! i would practically throw a party just so i could serve this!

From the Kitchen said...

BEAUTIFUL!

I hope you have a delicious, safe and happy new year!

Best,
Bonnie

Susan said...

Velva, that punch looks fabulous. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. Loved having you visit. Come back soon. Susan

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a gorgeous punch! Beautiful presentation and it sounds delicious.

Chow and Chatter said...

wow impressive :-) good one for your app!!

happy new year

love Rebecca

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

How pretty, the ice block is in the shape of a bundt! What a festive presentation.

Katerina said...

The color of it looks amazing. It is great for a party!

justjoycee said...

Great looking punch! Happy New Year!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Love this presentation! Perfect for New Years Eve or Day! We'll all be over at 8! lol! :)

Tara said...

Looks fabulous.Thanks for dropping by please come over and follow along.I've just begun following you..Happy new year...xx

Mexico in my kitchen said...

Love it! And easy to make. I have everything to make it for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.

And Happy 2011!

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

Wow, what a beautiful presentation! That is the prettiest punch I have ever seen:) Fabulous flavors as well - Happy New Year to you, Velva!

scrambledhenfruit said...

That's a beautiful holiday punch- sounds yummy too! Happy New Year!

bella (roz) said...

Velva, this is absolutely and incredibly gorgeous! What a stunning presentation that stopped me on the spot as I was cruising through my reader. Thank you for your well wishes for my father; still in the hospital, taking it day by day, hour by hour. May your new year be happy, bright and blessed! Roz

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks delightful! I will save the recipe for my next party. Happy 2011!

Chris said...

You make my cheap champagne and plastic cups look....cheap! Just kidding, but this does look so elegant.

Nammi said...

just stopping by to wish you a very happy new year!

Sophie said...

Waw!! What a stunning puch & that huge ice block looks also so festive!!

I love this so much!!

A happy 2011 filled with joy & good food!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This looks fabulous!!!
Thanks for your visit, so happy to have found you!
Happy new year
Kristin

Claudia said...

What a stunning way to ring in the new year. (And delicious) Happy New Year, Velva. May 2011 bring you and yours all good things.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Velva, that is gorgeous! I just sliced into my first pomegranate (ever!) last week at Christmas, and I don't know why I waited so long! If I could somehow travel with this by subway I would certainly bring it out to my friend's New Year's party tonight. Hope you have a wonderful 2011!

Faith said...

This is such a stunning punch! So festive and absolutely perfect for any party. Wishing you and yours a joyous New Year, Velva!

Danielle said...

That looks soooo beautiful! What a showpiece!

Hungry Dog said...

Lovely and so festive--happy new year, velva! I look forward to reading more of your great posts in 2011.

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Oh my goodness.. that looks AMAZING!!

Happy New Year!!

Pam said...

Love that punch Velva! Great ice with it. Here's wishing you and yours the best Happy New Year!

Stella said...

Pomegranate champagne punch sounds wonderful to me, Velva, and yours looks so pretty. Love that you put that spearmint in there too-that sounds so fresh!
Hey, I hope you have a very happy new year too!

a-man said...

Dear Velva and Fred,

Happy New Year 2011 from Germany!

Yours
A-Man and K-Girl from bobbinis-kitchen.com.

Chef E said...

You two are full of such great ideas!

Happy New Year to our friends in Florida!

grace said...

class. y. what a stunning and impressive punch, velva--happy new year indeed!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a beautiful punch! It's something to consider making for the next party I go to! I'm looking forward to spending more time "visiting" & "cooking" with you in 2011! Happy New Year!!!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Happy New Year Velva!!! Your punch looks just amazing! So festive!

Vickie said...

Wow, Velva, that is elegant and impressive!! Happy New Year!

Kim said...

This is a beautiful bowl of punch, Velva! I have to say that the combination of rum and champagne definitely piques my interest. Sounds delicious.

garlutti said...

It looks delicious!!

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Angie's Recipes said...

A very festive and pretty punch!
Happy 2011!

Elena said...

It's a perfect punch and i love pomegranate! Delicioussss.. Happy 2011

A Canadian Foodie said...

There's always a party at your house, Velva!!! A drink a month - AT least, I think I have from you...I should start posting everything I pour into the bottle so I don't have to drink it straight... hahahaha
This looks so gorgeous!
HAPYY HAPPY!
Valerie

Ashley said...

This is beautiful!! What a lovely way to end the year :)

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