Has the taste and fizzle of real champaign. Is great especially for the cost and time it takes to make it. Have served it at weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners etc.
I wanted to serve something other than a red punch for my guests that abstained from alcohol at my holiday get-togethers. This worked perfectly, although we felt that it needed just a bit more "punch" and added about 1/2 of a large bottle of white cranberry juice to the mix for added tartness. We also froze a bag of fresh cranberries and floated them in the punch served in my vintage punch bowl instead of ice cubes or an ice ring. It was a nive festive touch.
Made this today for a drop-in at work, for about 30 people. It was very popular, and I got many compliments. I used the frozen cranberries to help keep it cold and for decoration, and got a lot of compliments on that, too. Thank you sharing a great recipe!
not to sweet and a gender neutral color. it was a hit!
This is really good. I made this to go with our dinner tonight and bought some plastic "wine glasses" for the kids to drink it in. They thought that was so funny. We really enjoyed the flavor of this, I plan on making it for Thankgsiving this year. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.
Made this for my daughters wedding which was outside but didn't want my grandkids to spill colored punch on their dresses which would stain. This punch worked perfectly. I made an ice ring with white grape juice and added lemon, limes, oranges and some fresh mint. I also added a bottle of the white cranberry juice and the juice squeezed from an orange to the punch. Everyone enjoyed this and wanted the recipe. In one punch bowl I did add some dry ice because it was so hot that day that the ice ring was melting fast. It added the steam and bubbles that enticed the kids. Thank you for a wonderful recipe.
I was looking for something to serve at my wedding that would mimic sparkling grape juice for a lower cost and this punch is perfect (and so much cheaper than spending $5 per bottle on the premade stuff). Served it at a dinner party last weekend and everyone kept refilling their glasses, so we will definitely serve it at the wedding reception. I didn't use exact measurements - just poured about 2/5 grape juice, 2/5 7-up, & 1/5 club soda. I love that it's clear, so no stains will end up on the church's linens or on my wedding dress (why do I always spill when wearing white???)
It tasted okay, but I would say save yourself time and money and buy Welch's sparkling juice in the champagne-like bottle. That's what it tastes like to me.
We liked this punch, but next time may put a bit more white grape juice in. We dont like sugary punches, BUT a tad sweeter would have made it a five star recipe. It looks so fancy! Since I rarely drink alchohol, its nice to have a drink that looks so pretty. This is definately a keeper, try it, you'll like it!
wonderful! I made this for thanksgiving dinner and it tasted just like champagne (or better?) and looked just as beautiful. I am adding this to my zaar stars cookbook and look forward to make it for many more holidays! thanks for sharing it. :)