If there is one must-have on my menu for an Oscars viewing party (or really, just for sitting at home and watching the red carpet alone in my jammies) it’s a fabulous cocktail. I’m a fan of a batch cocktail like a punch so you can prep everything in a pitcher and bring it with your snacks to have in front of the tv — no running into the kitchen for refills during commercial breaks! This punch recipe was actually what I served at Jane’s birthday party and it was a hit with my friends. It’s since been rebranded from the Curious George-themed “georgie juice for moms” to an Oscars-appropriate: Ruby Red Carpet Champagne Punch. The flavors are the same though: tart grapefruit juice, orange notes from Aperol, and a splash of red from the grenadine. The whole thing is topped off with a bottle of champagne for that bubbly touch you need to watch the most star-studded night of television — get the recipe below to make your own batch! 

Ruby Red Carpet Champagne Punch
Serves: 6 Servings
  • 1 Cup of Grapefruit Juice
  • ½ Cup of Aperol
  • 2 Tbsp. of Grenadine
  • 1 Bottle of Champagne, chilled
  • Grapefruit Slices, for garnish
  1. Combine grapefruit juice, Aperol, grenadine, and chilled champagne into a large pitcher and stir to combine. Chill for 15 minutes and then serve!