Raising a glass of Emeril’s Champagne Punch to you! #sundaysupper

emeril's champagne punch     #SundaySupper decided to throw a potluck and we knew right away we’d make Emeril’s Champagne Punch! (Recipe Below) Since successfully arriving in MidLife, every day is a celebration! We love nothing more than getting together with friends for laughs and good times, whether talking about world travels or a delicious new recipe. Raising a glass of Emeril’s Champagne Punch to you and wishing you a healthy, happy and well traveled New Year! 

A great example of never giving up on pursuing your dreams, Emeril Lagasse has inspired us to “Kick it up a Notch” when it comes to our own journey!

Our favorite Emeril Quotes: 

When I first decided to open a restaurant, I was turned down by several banks. It was the late 80’s and many restaurants were failing. I refused to give up because I knew I had a good concept

Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part

If you think big, then it’s going to be big

RECIPE Emeril’s Champagne Punch Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1/2 cup Cognac
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • Two 750 ml bottles chilled dry Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Orange or lemon slices
  • Fresh strawberries (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS Combine the lemon juice, sugar, Grand Marnier, triple sec, Cognac, and orange juice in a large nonreactive bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the Champagne and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. Pour into a decorative bowl or pitcher. Garnish with orange or lemon slices and fresh strawberries, if desired. Serve in Champagne flutes, wineglasses, or punch cups. Makes about 3 quarts, 12 to 16 servings Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Potluck, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2004  

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  1. Love the Emeril quote…it’s inspiring. Great recipe! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Cheers! Time to start thinking big!

  3. Katie says:

    Now that’s a good looking glass of punch! Sounds amazing… 🙂

  4. Love the Emeril quote! I have to remember it. 2013 I may be thinking little, since I have a new little baby coming, but after that – BIG THINGS!

  5. Those are some wonderful quotes from Emeril…the perfect way to go into the new year. Raising my glass of Chanmpagne Punch – Happy New Year!

  6. Wishing you “big things” in the New Year! Lovely picture and a perfect toast for New Year’s Eve!

  7. Your punch looks fantastic. I love the quotes you added!!! Happy New Year!

  8. I love kicking it up a notch with champagne. Cheers!

  9. Liz says:

    Mmmmmm….this sounds so tasty! And what a gorgeous presentation with the orange slice garnish! The perfect drink to toast in the new year 🙂

  10. Love the picture, very festive! What a great drink.

  11. Bea says:

    Such a beautiful drink! Bubbly is my favorite 🙂

  12. Wow this quote really struck me today. “Life just doesn’t hand you things. You have to get out there and make things happen. that’s the exciting part“. I am about to adventure into starting my own food business this year and it is both nerve wreaking and exciting. I have been putting it off for so long because I was afraid of failing and I love the reminder about how if you want something in life you have to go out there and make it happen.

  13. Those are great Emeril quotes, truly great words to live by. And this punch – man am I thirsty right now! It’s the perfect drink for New Years (or heck, for day to day 😉 I hope you have a fantastic New Years with your friends and family!

  14. Hezzi-D says:

    This punch looks perfect for tomorrow! Love the color (and the fruity flavors!)

  15. Hezzi-D says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  16. Carol Yemola says:

    The Champagne Punch sounds fantastic!

  17. Conni Smith says:

    Great picture, the orange slice is the perfect touch 🙂

  18. Robin says:

    Just enough for me!!! Yummy.

  19. Theresa says:

    Great quotes from Emeril! Happy New Year!
    P.S. I’m following you on Twitter – @tiza126

  20. Love the answers on #SundaySupper! All the traditional favs

  21. Susan says:

    Great quotes to go with a great punch!

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