Hosting a holiday party? Serve punch! Making a punch saves time and is more affordable than stocking an entire bar. It's also a great way to get the party started: people can mix and mingle while they fill their glasses. A celebratory punch made with sparkling wine is especially festive. Garnish with cranberries or circles of citrus. Don't be afraid to get creative with the recipe; the one suggested here is basic. Substitute a floral liqueur like St. Germain for brandy, and use what ever kind of sparkling wine — Rosé, Cava, Prosecco, etc. — you want. For the easy technique to this simple party punch, keep reading.
1 bottle (750 ml) prosecco Serves 6.
1/2 cup brandy
Juice of 1 lemon
A smattering of seasonal fruit, such as cranberries, apples, kumquats, blood oranges (The fruit should be used as an accent to the punch, not as a main ingredient.)
1 bottle (750 ml) prosecco