You are here: Home » Recipes » Champagne Punch Champagne Punch Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 16 servings Great make-ahead beverage. Just mix everything except the champagne and rum and chill until ready to serve. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar1 cup strong black tea1 1/2 cups orange juice Thinly sliced zest of 2 lemons1/2 cup lemon juice1 cup light or dark rum1 (750ml) bottle Champagne, chilled Orange slices for garnish sprig mint for garnish Instructions Dissolve the sugar in the tea in a pitcher. Add the orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice and rum. Chill, covered, in the refrigerator. Pour rum mixture and Champagne over ice in a punch bowl at serving time. Garnish with fresh orange slices and mint sprigs. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, First Impressions, Dining with Distinction (the Junior League of Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, Inc., 2001).