Crimson Bulleit Punch

By Oui, Chef
December 11, 2009

Author Notes: When the stress of the holidays has you joking about putting a gun to your head, STOP, take a deep breath, and reach for a different kind of Bulleit, a kinder and gentler kind of Bulleit. Just a few sips of this Crimson Bulleit Punch, and you’ll be channeling Burl Ives as you sing out a round of “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Really, I'm not kidding.

This elixir has everything I look for in a holiday punch, a delicious ruby red color, the effervescence of champagne, a hint of ginger spice, and enough sweetness (but not too much) to coax this rather potent punch down with ease.

I’ve written the recipe in “parts” equivalents, so that you can easily make it by the punch bowl, or cocktail shaker quantities. If served in a punch bowl, I’d recommend making an ice ring to keep it chilled, in which you could freeze fresh cranberries and pomegranate arils.

Oui, Chef

Food52 Review: We first made this punch exactly as written, shaking it all together in a cocktail mixer. It was a fine thing, heavy on the bourbon straight from the nose to the finish, boozy and big. - JennyJestei

Serves: 1 to 100

  • 2 parts Bulleit bourbon
  • 2 parts cranberry pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 part Domaine de Canton ginger liquer
  • 2 parts Champagne
  • Lime slices
  • Ice ring (if making for a punch bowl), or shaken with ice for individual servings
  1. Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl, adding the Champagne just before party time to better maintain its sparkle. Ladle chilled punch into glasses, garnish with a slice of lime and start singing with Burl.

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Reviews (14) Questions (2)


meme S. December 31, 2017
<br /><br />*****MINOUCHKA<br /><br />As mentioned below I did make it for various holidays & various party and used cake bundt pans to make a big ice accordingly, and turned out absolutely great and SO GOOD!!! Thanks FOOD52 for publishing this recipe. <br /><br /><br />4 years agoIleana Morales Valentine<br />For similar recipes,I've seen people use cake bundt pans to make a big ice ring.
Tricia M. November 28, 2015
planning for a party of 50-75 adults- could you give me exact'ish measurements to make a pretty large batch of this cocktail?? And what type of champagne was used? Greatly appreciated.
Elizabeth December 26, 2013
Looks delicious! I'm particularly struck by the ice circle. A quick google search yielded no results... is it a specialty ice tray?
Ileana M. December 31, 2013
For similar recipes,I've seen people use cake bundt pans to make a big ice ring.
littlesister January 1, 2013
Made this for a friend's NYE party last night and it was gone in less than an hour. I received a lot of compliments and comments about how non-punchy it was, which I took to be a good thing. The best part is, I now have a bottle of Domaine de Canton!
eatboutique January 15, 2010
Need to get my hands on a vat of this, stat! Thanks. :)