Texas Santa Punch

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.

Texas Santa Punch
Photo: Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Makes 3 3/4 qt.


  • 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


  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.

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