This bubbly champagne punch combines fruit juices, sparkling and sweet wine, and fruit. The pretty ice ring is a flavorful way of keeping the punch cold throughout the festivities.
Bubbly Champagne Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home

When it comes to simple punch recipes, champagne punch is one of the most festive. You have the bubbles from sparkling wine, a hint of spice flavor in the ginger ale, some fruit juice and whole fruit, and a pretty ice ring to top it all off.

That ice ring is more than just a big garnish. It looks great, of course, but because it’s made with pineapple juice and ginger ale, as it melts, it adds more flavor to the punch while keeping it cold.

Make this punch for any get-together, whether it’s the winter holiday season, a wedding party or a summertime backyard birthday blowout.

Ingredients for Champagne Punch

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  • Fruit: Sliced oranges and fresh cranberries are used to decorate the ice ring. You can use any fruit you want in the ring, just make sure it matches the flavors of the punch.
  • Ginger ale: Of course, we tasted a bunch of different brands to find the best ginger ale. You’ll want to use a more mild-tasting ginger ale for this punch so it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. Leave the really spicy ginger beer for another time.
  • Champagne or sparkling wine: Champagne, with a capital “C,” is bubbly from the Champagne region of France. Sparkling wine, or champagne with a lowercase “c,” is from everywhere else. You can use any bubbly you want—Champagne, American sparkling wine, Spanish cava or Italian Prosecco—but it doesn’t have to be expensive. Any best cheap champagne will do. But make it one you wouldn’t mind sipping on its own. Even though it’s combined with fruit juice and ginger ale, it should taste good. If you have some left over, use it in any of these other champagne cocktail recipes.
  • Sweet white wine: You want an aromatic sweet white wine for this punch. Some sweet white wine varietals that work here are riesling, gewurztraminer and moscato, or just look for a white wine that says “sweet” on the label.
  • Fruit juice: The ice ring is made with unsweetened pineapple juice; sweetened might make the punch too cloying. Already sweetened frozen lemonade concentrate is another component.


Step 1: Make the ice ring

Line the bottom of a 6-cup ring mold with orange slices and cranberries. Stir together the pineapple juice and ginger ale, then pour over the fruit. Freeze the entire thing until it’s completely solid.

Step 2: Make the punch

Just before serving the punch, unmold the ice ring into a punch bowl. Gently stir in the two bottles of champagne, sweet white wine and frozen lemonade concentrate.

Recipe Variations

  • Make it booze-free: This punch can easily be made with the best non-alcoholic champagnes and non-alcoholic wine. Or use lemon-lime or club soda as a stand-in for the bubbles.
  • Add pretty garnishes: Cut extra fruit slices or citrus peel twists, make pomegranate-studded ice cubes, or make sugared cranberries to garnish each glass. To make sugared cranberries, heat 3 tablespoons light corn syrup in the microwave until warm, then gently toss with 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, allowing excess syrup to drip off. Toss in 1/3 cup sugar to coat. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set, about 1 hour.

How to Store Champagne Punch

If you have any punch leftover, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for two to three days. It won’t have bubbles anymore, but it will still taste great!

Champagne Recipe Tips

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How long will champagne stay bubbly in punch?

Bubbles stay effervescent for about 20 minutes, so it’s best to pour the bubbly and serve right when your guests arrive. Although even when the bubbles go away, the taste remains.

How do you keep champagne punch cold?

The ice ring generally melts slowly, so it should keep the punch cold during the party. You can also serve an ice bucket alongside the punch for guests to put in their glasses.

Bubbly Champagne Punch

This champagne punch, served at my wedding, continues to this day to be the elegant drink we serve at special events. —Anita Geoghagan, Woodstock, Georgia
Bubbly Champagne Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing


16 servings (3/4 cup each)


  • 3 orange slices, halved
  • Fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2-1/2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1-1/2 cups ginger ale
  • 2 bottles (750 ml each) brut champagne, chilled
  • 1 bottle (375 ml) sweet white wine, chilled
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed


  1. Line bottom of a 6-cup ring mold with orange slices and cranberries. Combine pineapple juice and ginger ale; pour over fruit. Freeze until solid.
  2. Just before serving, unmold ice ring into a punch bowl. Gently stir in remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 165 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.