Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
5 Hours 15 Mins
Makes 3 3/4 qt.

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.

How to Make It

Step 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).

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

We tested with Ocean Spray 100% Cranberry Juice.

Ratings & Reviews

Go to Drink

April 05, 2015
I have made this drink several times and it is always a favorite.  It's not too sweet, which is what I tend to like.  It is now my go to for larger get togethers.

mramey's Review

December 14, 2014
I made this as directed for a Christmas party. Before the party started, I had a glass and ended up throwing it out and finding a new recipe for Poinsettia Punch on (our party went through three bowls in 4 hours). Perhaps this would have been better with a Cranberry Juice Cocktail instead of unsweetened cranberry and simple sugar and the tequila just didn't work.