Delicious Sparkling NYE Punch

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Written by Abigail Jolly
January 14, 2024 | Reading time 1 minutes

Bidding adieu to the old and ushering in the new year calls for a celebratory punch. But this isn't just any punch, oh no. This is a frothy, fizzy cavalcade of flavor concocted with your very own at-home soda maker, utilizing the effervescent power of CO2 canisters. It's like hosting your own private New Year's Eve gala in a glass! Ready to take your NYE celebrations to the next level? Let's get this effervescent escapade underway!

How to Make Sparkling NYE Punch

Sparkling NYE Punch

9
Ingredients
5
Prep Time
0
Cook Time
Easy
Skill
5
Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 1 cup white grape juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Thin lemon or orange slices for garnish (optional)
  • 7 oz gin (optional)
  • Soda Machine (any kind!)

Instructions

Step 1

In a pitcher, combine the chilled sparkling water created by your home soda maker with white grape juice, fresh orange juice, and fresh lemon juice. Incorporate simple syrup into the mixture, starting with 1 tablespoon. Adjust the sweetness to your preference by adding more if desired. Stir thoroughly to blend the flavors. If you wish to transform this mocktail into a classic punch, now is the opportune moment to introduce your gin.

Step 2

Enhance the flavor by adding thin slices of lemon and oranges. Let the pitcher chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend and the mixture to cool down.

Step 3

Just before serving, fill champagne flutes or other festive glasses with ice cubes. Pour the chilled non-alcoholic "Mock Champagne" over the ice. Optionally, garnish each glass with a thin slice of lemon or orange.

History of New Year's Eve Celebration

The tradition of celebrating New Year's Eve dates back over 4,000 years, originating in ancient Babylon. The Babylonians, however, didn't celebrate the new year on January 1st like we do today. Instead, their festivities marked the first new moon after the vernal equinox – the day in late March with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness. It was a massive 11-day celebration filled with rituals, ceremonies, and although we can't be entirely certain, possibly an early form of party punch.

The date of New Year's Eve shifted to January 1st in 46 B.C., when the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar, in which he proclaimed January 1 as the day to honor Janus, the Roman god of beginnings. The Romans celebrated by offering sacrifices to Janus, exchanging gifts with one another, decorating their homes, and throwing raucous parties. These traditions evolved and continued into modern times, culminating in the globally recognized celebrations we participate in today, complete with fireworks, feasts, and of course, a fizzy New Year's Eve punch.

Cheers to the New Year!

As the clock strikes midnight, raise a toast with your homemade NYE punch, a bubbly blend of fruit flavors with a spritz of sparkle, courtesy of your trusty soda maker. Using Soda Sense CO2 canisters, you've turned ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary celebration in a glass. So go on, savor the effervescence of the moment and the satisfaction of knowing you've hosted a New Year's Eve to remember, right from the comfort of your own home. Remember, the magic is not just in the celebration, but in the bubbles you've created!

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