This recipe is courtesy of one of my dearest friends, D. Penner, via his parents. His dad is a senior official in the U.S. State Department, which apparently relies on this punch to inspire camaraderie and improved diplomatic relations the world over. -- Ellen
The Ambassador: State Department recipe for champagne punch
- 3 bottles champagne
- 3 bottles white wine (pinot grigio or something like it. NOT chardonnay.)
- 0.5 liters of Cointreau
- 0.25 liters of brandy
- 12 oz of club soda
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 or 3 cans of whatever fruit you like (pineapple, mandarin oranges, cherries, etc.)
1) mix everything together.
2) party proof house.
3) prepare for a longer night than you think.