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christmas punch in a punch bowl with a few cups filled with punch around it.
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Christmas Punch

This sparkling bowl of Christmas Punch is one of the best Holiday drinks out there. It's filled with brightly colored orange slices and beautiful fresh cranberries, but it's the incredible taste that will have you coming back for seconds. Keep it non-alcoholic for kids, or add vodka, rum or champagne for the adults.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas punch, christmas punch recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 111kcal


  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • 10 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange cut into slices


  • cinnamon sticks
  • star anise
  • sprigs rosemary
  • vodka rum or champagne


  • Combine liquids: Pour the cranberry juice, orange juice, apple cider, sparkling water to a punch bowl or pitcher and stir to combine.
  • Garnish the punch: Add in the cranberries and orange slices, plus any optional ingredients you like.
  • Add ice: Serve with ice cubes.


  1. Have fun and experiment with different ingredients.
  2. This is a great make ahead punch the day before. Mix only the liquid ingredients and the day of the party, add any solid ingredients, including ice.
  3. Make two bowls; one non-alcoholic Christmas punch for the kids, and one with alcohol for the grown-ups. A champagne punch is a special treat.
  4. If you're lucky enough to have any leftovers, it's best to remove the non-liquid ingredients, tightly cover with plastic wrap and then place in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. Give it a quick stir before pouring for best results.
  5. Freezing is possible if you have the room. Place in an airtight container with only the liquid ingredients (without alcohol) and freeze for up to 1 month. Remove and place in the refrigerator to thaw the day before you need it, and then add any solid ingredients as well as any alcohol.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg