Texas Santa Punch

Southern Living
Texas Santa Punch Recipe

Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Use no-sugar-added pomegranate juice and dry sparkling wine so the punch won't be too sweet. Freshly squeezed lime juice is best. Float frozen cranberries and an ice ring in the punch bowl for a festive chill.

Makes 3 3/4 qt.


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1 cup sugar
1 qt. pomegranate juice
3 cups blanco tequila
1 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup cranberry juice
1 (750-ml.) bottle dry sparkling wine, chilled


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 5 Hours, 15 Minutes

1. Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Cool syrup completely (about 45 minutes).

2. Stir together pomegranate juice, next 3 ingredients, and simple syrup; chill 4 hours. Pour mixture into a punch bowl, and gently stir in sparkling wine just before serving.

Created date

November 2014