Emeril’s Potluck: Champagne Punch Recipe #SundaySupper

Emeril's Champagne Punch

Emeril Lagasse doesn’t need an introduction. He’s an amazing man, with quite a resume under his belt.  Emeril is a TV chef and an author of 15+ cookbooks, and one of those cookbooks is Emeril’s Potluck, which I am now the proud owner of.

I love this cookbook and it’s huge offering of crowd-pleasing meals, appetizers, side dishes, drinks and desserts. All are perfect for any gathering involving food. And seriously, what’s a gathering without food?

When I first opened the cookbook, I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer number of recipes he has included, at least 150, though I’m sure more. And there is something for everyone which is always good.

I couldn’t decide what to make first, but Cowboy Chicken Casserole, Retro Ambrosia and Honey Spice Cake are at the top of my list of to-try soon. For now I made Emeril’s Champagne punch, which is absolutely perfect for New Year’s and is on our menu to share that night again. This cookbook is actually perfect for New Years with all of it’s great dishes perfect for family and friend time.

Guess what? I am giving away a copy of Emeril’s Potluck to one lucky Daily Dish Recipes reader TODAY only. Here’s how to win:

  1. Mandatory Entry: Follow me on twitter and join in the #SundaySupper chat on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 7pmEST. Retweet my cookbook giveaway shout out during the chat and you are automatically entered to win Emeril’s Potluck from me. I will make it clear which one I want retweeted.
  2. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite Emeril recipe is and what makes it so special to you.
  3. Extra Entries (not mandatory): You can get extra entries in addition to the above mandatory entries by liking me on facebook, following me on pinterest, tweeting this recipe post and leaving me a comment on another recipe on my blog. That is four additional entries. Just make sure you come back and tell me what you did so I can include those entries too.  Good luck!

Guess what else? I made no variations to the original Emeril recipe, because it is absolutely perfect as written. You and your guests will love it!

Emeril’s Potluck: Champagne Punch Recipe #SundaySupper
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A wonderful, full flavor champagne punch by Emeril Lagasse from his cookbook Emeril's Potluck. Perfect for holiday's or brunches or to celebrate just because. Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Potluck, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2004
  • 1⅓ cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • ½ cup orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
  • ½ cup Triple Sec
  • ½ cup cognac
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 bottles chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Orange or lemon slices
  • Fresh strawberries, optional
  1. Combine the lemon juice, sugar, orange liqueur, Triple Sec, cognac, and orange juice in a non-reactive bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the Champagne and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  2. Pour into a decorative bowl or pitcher. Garnish with orange or lemon slices and fresh strawberries, if desired. Serve in Champagne flutes, wine glasses, or punch cups.

Emeril's Champagne Punch

Please be sure and check out the other great blogs who are sharing an Emeril recipe today.

Recipes are being shared from Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude and Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor. (click the links to purchase either of these titles).


25 Bloggers will be giving away 25 copies of Emeril’s Cookbooks TODAY! (I’m one of them!)

Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:

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* The bloggers with a red blog title will be giving away a copy of one of either the Emeril’s Potluck: Comfort Food with a Kicked-Up Attitude or Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor during the Chat. Details on individual blogs, on Sunday.

Please join on us on Twitter using hashtag #SundaySupper all day today, December 30, 2012 .  In the evening we will meet at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper chat where we always have a good time!  We are so excited to have you join us for Emeril’s Potluck Celebration.  All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.

Please feel free to share with us and our followers your favorite Emeril recipe on our #SundaySupper Pinterest Board.  We are excited to have you join us Around the Family Table for this fun celebration.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of Emeril’s Potluck from the publisher along with another copy for the giveaway. All opinions are my own, and reflect my honest opinion of the product.

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  1. says

    This picture makes me smile… it reminds me of sunshine! Just gorgeous. Thank you so much for all your support, encouragement, and for always being there for me in 2012. Cheers to you my friend!

  2. says

    Wow, what a gorgeous color…and from the ingredient list, this sounds perfectly scrumptious! Perfect for New Year’s or any celebration! Happy New Year, Nicole!

  3. says

    I LOVE this punch! I can’t wait to make it. It might have to go into a weekly rotation, lol. Gorgeous photos too – such pretty, festive styling. I hope you have a fabulous New Years with your family, Nicole. May 2013 only bring you bigger and better things!

  4. says

    I need to try this champagne punch!! Off the top of my head I can’t think of any Emeril recipes I’ve made. If I win a cookbook that’ll change 😉

  5. Shannon says

    The New Orleans Style Garlic BBQ Shrimp because New Orleans is a special town to me…I was there just before Hurricane Katrina and haven’t been able to make it back there but the food there was so amazing and the people were so amazing too. I was so sad after they went through that.


  6. Chandra Christine O'Connor says

    Irish lamb stew hubby is 1/2 Irish his father was from Ireland and loves lamb and stew, @abbeyruby

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