Liven up your next potluck or brunch with this bubbly, crowd-pleasing Champagne Punch! Packed with refreshing flavors and a touch of fizz, it’s the perfect way to elevate any gathering. This easy recipe yields roughly 14 servings, ensuring there’s enough to go around without breaking a sweat.

Emeril Potluck Champagne Punch Recipe 1

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

Emeril Potluck Champagne Punch Recipe

New Year’s Eve Potluck Drinks:

New Year’s Eve Potluck Starters:

New Year’s Eve Potluck Dishes and Sandwiches:

New Year’s Eve Desserts:

Are you ready to make some Champagne Punch?

Emeril Potluck Champagne Punch Recipe 1

Champagne Punch Recipe

Nicole Cook
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
4.55 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 14 servings
Calories 114 kcal


  • 1 ⅓ cups lemon juice
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cups orange liqueur recommended: Grand Marnier
  • ½ cups Triple Sec
  • ½ cups cognac
  • ½ cups orange juice
  • 2 750ml Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Orange or lemon slices
  • Fresh strawberries optional


  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword easy drink recipes
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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. 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. I really enjoyed your pictures, nice work!! This is a great recipe to share with friends and family. Cheers to a happy 2013!

  3. 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!

  4. The Cowboy Chicken Casserole made it to the top of my list of recipes to try as well. I love how many of the recipes are traditional dishes that I have made before but with the typical Emeril ‘kick’.

  5. 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!

  6. 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 😉

  7. 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.


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