If you have a party of 10 or more people on New Year’s Eve, you could go through several bottles of Champagne or other sparkling wine when it comes time to ring in the New Year. Even with budget bottles, that could get expensive. A Champagne punch can be a less expensive way to toast at midnight, and everyone will still get a little of the bubbly.

This video from Working Class Foodies demonstrates how to make a champagne punch using prosecco, pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and Triple Sec. It can be doubled or tripled to meet your needs. Any champagne, prosecco or other sparkling wine would work in this cocktail punch.

If you don’t have a formal punch bowl, you can use a large mixing bowl like they did in the video and serve the punch in champagne glasses or wine glasses. If you really would like to use a punch bowl, before you run out and buy one, I suggest you ask the guests you’re inviting if someone has one you can borrow. A punch bowl is one of those things that most people only pull out every few years, and it doesn’t make sense to buy one for one night if you can borrow one.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Pomegranate Champagne punch for New Year
If you'll be having a big crowd over to toast the New Year, a champagne punch will help stretch your sparkling wine if you don't have a big budget.