Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

There's no better time to break out the punch bowl, and this fizzy, fruity cocktail will help everyone get into the holiday spirit. When it comes to Southern holiday menus, a bubbly punch is just important as the potatoes. That is to say, sparkling, spiked punch is very important. Whether spiked with botanic gin, spicy cider, creamy coffee liqueur, or sweet, sugary milk punch, decadent Christmas cocktails are a necessary part of any Southern holiday menu. And in the South, our punches are just a little bit stronger and a whole lot tastier. This recipe for pomegranate holiday punch features a boozy blend of cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, ginger ale, and homemade simple syrup. Combined, this occasion-worthy punch recipe is the ultimate addition to your holiday bar. Well, once you add the bottle of cold, bubbly prosecco and a hefty serving (2 cups) of vodka. Fruity and refreshing, this punch is sweetened by prosecco and homemade simple syrup, but tangy ginger ale and sharp vodka keep it from being overly sweet. This pomegranate holiday punch is the perfect drink to serve alongside a table full of holiday appetizers. Impress your guests with the punch's delicious, fruity flavor and picture-perfect presentation. The bright festive punch is dressed up with a homemade ice ring that's decorated with beautiful pomegranate arils (also known as pomegranate seeds). The homemade ice ring is made in a Bundt pan and frozen for about 4 hours, so make sure you give yourself plenty of preparation time. But be warned: This punch will be gone in half the time it took to make. So make plenty; the more the merrier. 

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 cup)


  • 3 cups cranberry juice, chilled

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled

  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle prosecco, chilled

  • 2 cups vodka

  • 1 1/2 cups chilled ginger ale

  • 1/4 cup Simple Syrup

  • 1 Pomegranate Ice Ring


  1. Stir together cranberry juice and pomegranate juice in a large serving bowl. Stir in prosecco, vodka, ginger ale, and Simple Syrup. Gently place ice ring in center; serve immediately.

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