For those who would like to serve a punch at this party time of year rather than having to man a bar to make individual drinks, here is a champagne punch recipe that my mother created many years ago.
Mom’s “Pink” Champagne Punch
Rhine Wine - 1 bottle
Champagne - 1 bottle
Curacao - 1/2 cup
Grenadine - 1/4 cup
Club Soda - 1 bottle
Chill all and mix all in a pretty punch bowl. Serve.
Options: May substitute 3/4 cup Apricot Brandy for the Curacao and the Grenadine, but it will not be pink if you do.