Cranberry prosecco punch is a light sparkling drink that's festive, fruity, and filled with holiday flavor. It's eye catching and surprisingly easy to whip up for your next party!
The holidays are here and it's time to celebrate with family, friends, and coworkers. You'll love this prosecco punch because it's easy to make for a crowd and tastes light and refreshing.
Cranberry juice and prosecco are mixed with triple sec, an orange liqueur, to make this perfectly sweetened, bubbly punch.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Cranberry juice - Cranberry juice or cranberry juice cocktail will work in this recipe. The cranberry juice is what gives this punch its reddish-pink hue.
- Prosecco - Prosecco is a light and crisp sparkling white wine made in Italy. Prosecco could be substituted with champagne if desired.
- Triple sec - Can be substituted with any orange liqueur like grand marnier, cointreau, or curacao (not blue curacao).
- Cranberries - Fresh cranberries are optional but add a nice visual element to the punch. Cranberries can be frozen to help keep the punch cold throughout the night.
Tips and tricks
Prepare in individual glasses - Add your cranberries, triple sec, and cranberry juice to each glass, then top with Prosecco as you're ready to serve to each guest.
Use a punch bowl or pitcher - This punch is easy to prepare in a pitcher or punch bowl, especially for parties where guests serve themselves. I'd recommend doubling or tripling for a punch bowl (most are gallon-sized or larger).
Garnishes - Whether fresh or frozen, cranberries make a beautiful holiday garnish. Frozen cranberries are a great way to keep your punch cold for longer. You could also add orange slices to the punch bowl or an orange peel garnish to individual glasses.
If making ahead - Wait to add the prosecco until just before serving. Otherwise, it can start to lose its carbonation when mixed hours ahead of time.
Frequently asked questions
I do not recommend preparing your entire punch beforehand, as the prosecco will lose its bubbles over time. Instead, prepare your individual glasses, or punch bowl, with all of your ingredients except the Prosecco. Just before serving, add the prosecco.
For a shorter event serving only cake, you may need as little as 4 to 8 ounces of punch per person. For an event lasting several hours with appetizers and mingling, you may need up to 12 ounces of punch per person. Here is a helpful article: How to Calculate Punch for a Party.
Yes, this recipe could be made with pomegranate juice for a similar red color, or pineapple juice to make a pale yellow punch.
Cranberry Prosecco Punch
- 750 ml prosecco
- 10 ounces cranberry juice
- 5 ounces triple sec
- ½ cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
- Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. Serve immediately.
- Alternatively, add 1 ounce of triple sec, 2 ounces of cranberry juice, and a handful of cranberries each to five glasses. Top with Prosecco and serve.
- If preparing ahead, add all of your ingredients to your punch bowl (or glasses), except for your prosecco. Just before serving, add your prosecco and enjoy.
- Recipe can be doubled or tripled and served in a large punch bowl for a crowd.