This time of year I become a little obsessed with serving punch at a party. It's usually super simple to create and you let your guests help themselves - which means you aren't having to play bartender all night long. It's a win for everyone.
For the holidays I created a punch that is a festive combination of your favorite holiday flavors and it isn't too strong. This is the perfect cocktail to serve before dinner - then open a few bottles of wine with dinner. No one will leave too tipsy, but everyone will have a great time!
Pom Cran Punch
1 cup fresh cranberries
3/4 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups bianco vermouth
2 cups Aperol
2 cups soda water
In a saucepan, combine cranberries, pomegranate juice, and sugar. Simmer over medium heat until berries begin to pop. Let cool.
Pour vermouth, Aperol, and soda water into a punch bowl. Stir in cranberry mixture.
Garnish with sliced oranges and fresh cranberries.