Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 40 Mins
Makes 14 cups

When entertaining for the holidays, nothing is more festive than a big bowl of champagne punch on the sideboard. We like Montgomery Punch that's adorned with a pretty ice ring. Hostess Julia Reed found this recipe in a cookbook by the Junior League of Montgomery, Alabama, where the punch is a town staple.

How to Make It

Stir together first 2 ingredients until sugar dissolves. Stir in brandy. Pour over Ice Ring in a punch bowl. Stir in sparkling and dessert wines.