One of the very best recipes for punch that I have ever had, is what I call "Berried Treasure Slushy Punch". It is made with Jell-O, fruit juices and lemon-lime soda. It compliments everything and is quite tasty. I love its slushy texture which provides an unexpected element. Versions of this punch have been served at receptions, showers and parties for years. Find the recipe here.
What I have discovered is that it blends well with sparkling wines as a welcome beverage. I have mixed it with Brut sparkling wine, Peach sparkling wine, but it is a show stopper with Strawberry sparkling wine. How could it not be?! I found mine at World Market for about $9 a bottle. Here is the view of one that would work just as well.
Present this drink in a fluted champagne glass topped with a strawberry and sprig of mint leaves for Valentines Day, Mothers Day, birthdays, showers or any other party. For Christmas top with 3 cranberries and a mint sprig. I guaranty you that you will hear gasps of delight if you serve this beverage at your party. Trust me on this! Totally delightful. Be sure you have enough to offer a second glass to your guests.
Note: This punch pairs marvelously with any bacon appetizer.