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Punches are great for effortless party planning – just mix up a big batch, and you’re good to go! The following Top-Rated Holiday Punch Recipes are perfect for the entire season – Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Year’s Eve! Also, be sure to check out Fabulous Holiday Cocktails, including a delicious 5-minute eggnog recipe, for even more holiday party inspiration! For a Harry Potter twist on your celebration, see 30 Harry Potter Cocktails + Super Fun Drinking Games for the Ultimate HP Party.
PRO TIP: While the holidays are a time to enjoy alcoholic beverages for many people, I know that many of my readers may also be searching for non-alcoholic party drinks. The great part about fruity punches is that any of these recipes can be customized to your tastes and party needs – simply add or remove the alcohol as you see fit – or you can make two pitchers, one for adults and one for the kids and other non-drinkers.
The grain alcohol, Everclear, is tasteless (and cheap!), so if you like a non-alcoholic recipe on this list but want a boozy drink for your holiday party, you can just add Everclear, or another favorite alcohol, and vice versa. Without the alcohol, you’re left with a great fruity drink, so either way, you’re all set for your best ever holiday party!
Fantastic Fruity Holiday Punch Recipes Your Guests Will Love
This punch is like a citrus sangria with loads of different fruit juices, homemade citrus sugar, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Grand Marnier, Amaretto, and sparkling water all mixed together to make a fizzy, refreshing fruity beverage filled with lovely, complex flavors.
From Baked Bree
Here’s another take on Jingle Juice featuring whipped vodka, pink champagne, Cherry 7-Up, and Cranberries!
From Inspired by Charm
APPLE PIE PUNCH
This punch is the perfect drink for Autumn and all through the holiday season, and it really does taste like apple pie!
From The Cookie Rookie
FROSTY MOCHA PUNCH
Here’s a decadent, non-alcoholic recipe that’s just like dessert in a glass with chocolate pudding, ice cream, and Cool Whip! For a big kid version, Bailey’s, Kahlua, or Frangelico would all be great additions.
From The Gunny Sack
KOMBUCHA HOLIDAY PUNCH
I’m on a major Kombucha kick to improve my digestion with healthy, natural probiotics – and just because I love the taste! Here’s a cocktail version with ginger kombucha, prosecco, gin, and sparkling water for party-goers who aren’t so crazy about super sweet drinks.
PRO TIP: For a sweeter drink, you can use Extra Dry Prosecco (Extra Dry is actually the sweetest!), add some fruit juice, or use ginger ale or Sprite in place of the sparkling water.
From 101 Cookbooks
BEST CHAMPAGNE PUNCH
This punch recipe couldn’t be simpler – just mix champagne, orange liqueur, and ginger ale! Plus, it’s light on alcohol, which is perfect for holiday parties, so you can mingle and enjoy the celebration without getting too totally wasted.
From Cook the Story
SPICED BLOODIED ORANGE CHAMPAGNE PUNCH
Spice up plain champagne with a homemade blood orange mixture with star anise and cinnamon for a bubbly, refreshing drink. Blood oranges can be difficult to find, but may be carried at larger grocery stores like Giant, Wegman’s, or Whole Foods. I’ve had better luck finding Blood Orange Juice, which I actually prefer for the convenience.
From Spoon Fork Bacon
EASY HOLIDAY PUNCH
This punch is so easy to make and incredibly economical thanks to using Everclear grain alcohol. Everclear is a great option for punch because not only is it super cheap, it’s also tasteless, so this punch recipe is basically fall in a glass with the wonderful seasonal flavors of sparkling cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, and ginger ale.
From The Cookie Rookie
SPARKLING POMEGRANATE PUNCH
This punch recipe contains some of the most popular flavors of the season. Pomegranate, cranberry, and orange liqueur combine for an amazingly fresh and fruity Christmas drink!
SPICED CIDER PUNCH
Check out this cold, non-alcoholic spiced cider punch featuring your favorite fall flavors!
From Taste and Tell
CRANBERRY ORANGE HOLIDAY PUNCH
This beautiful holiday punch proves you don’t need alcohol to have a good time – just sweet, refreshing fruit juices and the company of loved ones!
From The Gunny Sack
PEPPERMINT EGGNOG PUNCH
Who doesn’t love eggnog at Christmastime?! Make it even more festive with peppermint ice cream and pretty peppermint candies sprinkled on top! This recipe calls for eggnog, but doesn’t provide a recipe. For an easy 5-minute eggnog, check out Fabulous Holiday Cocktails.
From Recipe Diaries
Don’t care for peppermint? Check out this Eggnog Punch made with a full gallon of ice cream and Cool Whip!
From Recipe Girl
BLUEBERRY GIN + SAGE PUNCH
This gorgeous punch is the perfect crowd pleasing, show stopping drink for your next holiday get-together! This recipe features gin, lemon, homemade blueberry sage infused simple syrup, and a splash of prosecco, so you can enjoy the fresh tastes of summer even when it’s cold outside.
From Feasting at Home
SHERBET HOLIDAY PUNCH
Here’s a sweet, fruity non-alcoholic punch option with raspberries, cranberries, and raspberry sorbet!
From Cincy Shopper
WINTER SHANDY PUNCH
This punch is a winter version of the classic shandy drink, British beer and ginger ale. Seasonal and naturally sweet maple syrup, warming apple brandy, and spicy ginger beer lend a sophisticated air to a simple party beverage.
From 101 Cookbooks
Here’s another seasonal shandy version – this time featuring apple cider and pumpkin beer!
From Lemon Blossoms
POMEGRANATE ORANGE PUNCH
Here’s another gorgeous holiday drink offering that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. If you like the classic flavors of pomegranate, orange, ginger beer mixed with fizzy, refreshing champagne, you’ll surely love this drink.
From How Sweet Eats
HOLIDAY MILK PUNCH
Thank goodness calories don’t count this time of year! If you like drinks like White Russians and Kahlua and cream, check out this holiday version made with milk, half and half, brandy, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
From The Soho
APPLE + PEAR WHITE SANGRIA
Most sangria recipes call for red wine and loads of red, colorful, berries, but here we have a white wine version featuring apples and pears for a seasonal twist!
From Love Grows Wild
It can be difficult to know what drinks to serve when entertaining. I hope this list of 20 Fun + Festive Holiday Punch Recipes will help you plan your next effortless holiday party! Check out 30 Fabulous Holiday Cocktails Sure to Impress Your Guests for even more ideas!
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