3 cups100% cranberry juice(not cranberry juice cocktail, see notes)
1bottle dry sparkling wine(750 ml)*see notes
Chill all ingredients.
Combine juices and almond extract in a large punch bowl or pitcher. Stir well.
Add sparkling wine just before serving. If making a nonalcoholic variety of this Christmas Punch, swap out the sparkling wine for one of these alternatives: 3 cups of ginger ale, 3 cups of lemon-lime soda, or 3 cups of sparkling apple cider.
Garnish with fresh cranberries and sliced oranges.
100% CRANBERRY JUICE: Cranberry juice is sold in many varities. Be sure to buy 100% cranberry juice that contains a blend of several other juices (you'll see this on the ingredients) rather than cranberry juice cocktail (it will make your punch too sweet) or pure cranberry juice (it will make your punch too tart). Ocean Spray and many other brands sell a 100% cranberry juice, this is what you want to use.