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Cherry Punch Cocktail Recipe for a Back-to-School Moms Brunch

A light sparkling cocktail is the best way to toast old friendships and a brand new school year. Bursting with sparkling white wine, fresh cherry juice and a touch of lemon, this punch cocktail is light enough for a morning brunch—but bubbly enough to give your party a festive mood.

Save time on party planning by pitting the cherries the night before, and rather than making individual drinks, opt instead for a large pitcher for simple serving. (If cocktails are not on the menu, simply replace the sparkling white wine with sparkling lemonade for the same bubbly effect.)


1 bottle of sparkling white wine OR 1 liter of sparkling lemonade

1 bottle of cherry juice or nectar

1/2 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Freshly pitted cherries, for garnish


Pour the ingredients into a tall pitcher and stir well. Pour the blended punch into a glass filled with ice, and then garnish with fresh cherries.

For added impact, freeze a few of the pitted cherries the night before and swap out the ice for the frozen cherries. This will also ensure that the punch does not become diluted.



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