We don’t make large batch cocktails often enough. After making this one more than a few times in the last week, we’re committed to making pitcher drinks a more common occurrence!
The key to a good pitcher cocktail is making ice cubes out of juice so they don’t water down the drink over time. Especially if you’re making these for a party or dinner event, nobody wants to drink a watery cocktail! We partnered with Dole to make this recipe using their 100% canned pineapple juice, which is a perfect sweet & slightly tangy addition to the other unsweetened juices we used (cranberry, pomegranate, lemon & orange). It’s sweet enough that you don’t even need to use an additional sweetener – most classic punch recipes call for 1-2 cups of sugar, in addition to sweetened juices!
Vodka was our alcohol of choice for this punch, but it would also be great with rum. For an extra festive touch, we finished it off with champagne, and it definitely brought this punch to the next level!
If you’re hosting a holiday party/gathering this weekend, grab all of the ingredients and get your juice ice cubes started!Print
This large-batch sparkling punch is perfect for your holiday party!
- 20 oz (2 1/2 cup) Dole 100% Pineapple Juice + more for ice cubes
- 12 oz (1 1/2 cup) Unsweetened Cranberry Juice + more for ice cubes
- 12 oz (1 1/2 cup) Unsweetened Pomegranate Juice
- 12 oz (1 1/2 cup) vodka
- 6 oz (3/4 cup) Chambord Liqueur
- 3 oz (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 oz (1/3 cup + 1 tbsp) freshly squeezed orange juice
- 15 drops orange bitters (optional)
- Champagne or Rosé to top off
- Cranberries, pomegranate seeds, orange and lemon slices for garnish
- Pour pineapple juice & cranberry juice into ice cube molds. Freeze overnight.
- Fill pitcher about 1/6 of the way with ice cubes & fruit garnishes.
- Pour in all ingredients (except champagne) and stir well to combine.
- Pour in champagne and stir again.
- Drink and be merry!