The hot weather has finally hit the Northwest of the U.S. To think that on July 5th we had a record low temperature only to do full circle on July 7th with a record high, it's just crazy ! No matter where you are in the Northern Hemisphere, the hot weather is here and there's no better way to quench that thirst on a dog day afternoon than punching it with Vodka Sunset Fizz. It's not Sangria and it's not Tequila Sunrise. It's the next step beyond, one that you'll want to share with your friends this weekend. Please check your car keys in at the door because this one will have Martha punching it past midnight! It's THAT good!

1 Large punch bowl
1 bag of ice
1 gallon of low pulp orange juice
2 bottles of champagne
1 1/2 to 2 cups of vodka
1 cup of orange brandy (or mix of orange liquor and brandy)
1/3 cup of grenadine
2 large oranges, sliced

Start by filling the punch bowl half way with ice. Next, add your vodka and orange brandy. Stir the ice around. Now add the champagne, pour the orange juice carefully, and finally drizzle the grenadine into the bowl, allowing it to sink to the bottom.

Finally, arrange some of the orange slices around the rim of the bowl and lay the remaining slices in the bowl. Serve and enjoy this quenching punch. It is and has always been a hit at holiday gatherings and this quantity will respectfully serve 8 to 10 party goers. Have extra on hand in case you need it or depending on the size of your party. The 4th of July was very festive! As always, please, if you're going to drink do it sensibly and never get behind the wheel and have a designated driver at all times.


  1. Hokey smokies. Your guests must have a REAL good time! Hope you have lots of sleeping space for those who can't find the door.

  2. Yum-O! This is sure to be favorited...this might give me an excuse to host a dinner party!

  3. orange sunshine punch is what I would call it - sure to give a sunny smile on everyone's face...

  4. Oh my! This is my kind of punch. I will definitely hide my car keys before I start in on this one.

  5. Now that is some punch! Let me know when I can come over and enjoy it.


  6. Delicious punch - great ingredients to serve outdoors and summertime get-togethers!