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Emeril’s Potluck: Champagne Punch Recipe

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A fun and easy champagne punch for any potluck or brunch to serve a crowd. Depending on size, you can get about 14 servings or so out of this.

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 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 Potluck Champagne Punch Recipe

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Emeril Potluck Champagne Punch Recipe 1

Emeril’s Potluck: Champagne Punch Recipe

Yield: 14 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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


  • 1 ⅓ cup 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.

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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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Wednesday 10th of November 2021

The best Champagne punch recipe ! Also make Emeril's Turkey, the best & been making for years.


Monday 31st of December 2012

This punch sounds so refreshing for a NYE party or anytime really! I need to keep this recipe in mind.

Chandra Christine O'Connor

Sunday 30th of December 2012

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


Sunday 30th of December 2012

The New Orleans bread pudding with whiskey sauce because I love bread pudding but have always found it sort of dry...would love to try his whiskey sauce!


Sunday 30th of December 2012

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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