Lemon/Citrus Champagne Punch

Lemon/Citrus Champagne Punch

Classic lemon drop Champagne punch is a light drink to serve guests, one that you can sip on all evening. Along with the traditional version, we’ve added a couple of variations – including one that uses luscious Moro blood oranges – to keep it interesting.
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Classic Version:

  • 3 lemons
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle Champagne chilled
  • 3/4 cup vodka chilled
  • Raspberries to garnish

Lemon Sage Sparkling Punch:

  • 3 lemons
  • 1 large bunch sage
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups gin
  • 2 cups ginger liqueur such as Barrow’s or Domaine de Canton
  • 6 cups sparkling water
  • 2 bottles sparkling wine chilled
  • Sage sprigs to garnish

Moro Blood Orange & Pomegranate Champagne Punch:

  • 2 Moro blood oranges
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 bottle Champagne
  • Moro blood orange slices to garnish


  • Using a vegetable paring knife, peel the fruit in a continuous spiral from top to bottom.
  • Juice the citrus fruit, and strain out pulp and any seeds.
  • Add sugar and an equal amount of water to a saucepan and heat at a medium-high setting, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, making sure all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and add the citrus zest, and sage if applicable. Allow the syrup to cool for about 2 hours.
  • Add all the ingredients except the Champagne or sparkling wine, and sparkling water if applicable, to a large punch bowl and stir together.
  • Add the Champagne and garnish just before you serve.
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