A.J.'s Christmas Punch
Ice (in block form if possible, if not, large chunks)
4 oz. Cointreau
4 oz. brandy
2 oranges, cut into wedges
1 cup frozen cranberries (optional)
2 bottles chilled champagne
Add ice to a large punch bowl. If using chunks (as opposed to a large block of ice), fill the bowl just under half way.
Add Cointreau and brandy. Using a ladle or long spoon, stir briefly.
Add orange slices and cranberries (if using) and then pour in the champagne.
Stir 12 times and let sit for a minute, so the ingredients can get acquainted.