I’m SO excited to announce my Champagne Nutrition holiday cocktail series. First up, Orange CranPom Sparkling Punch with Thyme. My friends at Pom Wonderful sent me some of their delicious 100% pomegranate juice so I used it as inspiration to make this festive, brightly colored punch. This social beverage has been trending very strongly for a couple years now – you may even notice it popping up at local bars and restaurants.
My food&wine pairing teacher taught us that punch is in. He gave my class the tip to stop by a second hand store to get a classic bowl for parties and guess what? I found one for SIX dollars and it’s fabulous. Punch is definitely trending and has a very interesting history, too dating back to the 17th century. When I lived in Chicago last year, the hottest new bar called Punch House Chicago popped up on the lower WestSide and we would frequent this trendy basement bar to get our hands on their punches made with ingredients like cumin tea, nutmeg and chocolate bitters.
This Thanksgiving, to kick off my holiday cocktail series, I created for you the very simple Orange CranPom Sparkling Punch with Thyme made with my favorite sparkling wine Segura Viudas, my favorite pomegranate juice POM wonderful and my favorite liqueur, Grand Mariner. Garnish with fresh thyme and frozen cranberries and you have a zesty beverage that will fuel you entire party without you having to keep making drinks for all your guests. This punch increases your mingle this holiday season for sure. The best thing about punch is that it’s a social beverage.
What is your favorite holiday beverage to serve to guests?This Orange CranPom Sparkling Punch with Thyme recipe post is made possible by the wonderful POM Wonderful brand sending me some of their delicious Pomegranate juice. #ad