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Easy Christmas Punch

Easy Christmas Punch

This Christmas punch recipe goes down easy—but watch out! It's potent.


  • 1 750-ml bottle VSOP-grade Cognac
  • 1 cup lightly sweet oloroso or amontillado Sherry (such as Dry Sack 15-year-old or Sandeman Character)

Recipe Preparation

  • Fill 4-cup metal bowl with water. Freeze overnight (for ice mold).

  • Remove peels from 4 lemons in strips. Place in medium bowl. Add sugar and muddle. Let stand 30 minutes. Muddle again.

  • Cut peeled and unpeeled lemons in half; juice enough lemons to yield 1 cup juice. Bring 1 cup water to boil in small saucepan; pour over lemon peel mixture and stir until sugar dissolves. Strain syrup into large bowl; discard peels. Mix in lemon juice. Add Cognac, Sherry, and 4 cups cold water. Cover punch and refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours.

  • Dip ice mold in hot water to release ice block. Turn ice block, rounded side up, in punch bowl. Add punch. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Ladle into small cups and serve.

Nutritional Content

One serving contains the following: Calories (kcal) 191.7 %Calories from Fat 0.0 Fat (g) 0.0 Saturated Fat (g) 0.0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 29.4 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.1 Total Sugars (g) 26.9 Net Carbs (g) 29.4 Protein (g) 0.1Reviews Section

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The star of your holiday get-together is obviously going to be your Christmas dinner. However, that's doesn't mean your drinks have to fall by the wayside! If you're planning a large party, making a bowl of Christmas punch is a great way to keep your guests holly and jolly all night &mdash especially if you would rather mingle than be stuck behind the bar.

The recipes on our list are super simple to make, and you probably already have most ingredients. But with how good they taste and how Christmas-y they feel, they'll surely seem like you spent plenty of time on them. Take a break from making Christmas appetizers and try one of these easy Christmas punch recipes, and take your pick of flavors: You'll find cherry, cranberry, apple and more to fit your holiday menu. Just be sure to save room for dessert!

Easy Christmas Punch

This easy Christmas punch recipe is made with fruit juices and a simple syrup. It’s ready in 5 minutes and you can serve it with fresh cranberries and sparkling water.

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I love making holiday dinners special, whether it’s for a small or a large gathering. It’s one reason this non-alcoholic Christmas punch is my favorite. It adds glamour with very limited effort. In fact, you can make this easy holiday fruit punch in around 5 minutes.

20 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Punch Recipes That Everyone Will Love

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Ingredients for Rudolph Punch

This drink is so easy there isn’t even a recipe! (So many people have asked for the recipe I’ve updated my article with this new information. Sorry I wasn’t specific enough earlier.)

By the Glass

I usually mix this up as needed so that it keeps its fizz. I’ll fill each glass about half full of cranberry juice. Then fill it to the rim with ginger ale.

By the Pitcher

Fill half of your pitcher with cranberry juice. Slowly fill to the top with ginger ale.

By the Punch Bowl

Pour one 32-ounce bottle of cranberry juice into the punch bowl. Then slowly add a 1-liter bottle of ginger ale.

This is really pretty with some floating cranberries frozen in ice. I’ve used a little ring pan to freeze ginger ale with whole cranberries in it. Freeze it the day before your party and add the ice ring right before serving.

But if you want a big ole’ BUNCH of delicious Christmas punch recipes, check out these:

First, add the sugar to the rims of the glasses by dipping them first in water, then into the sugar.

Crate and Barrel has some gorgeous little juice glasses, including this one that looks almost exactly like the one I used today.

Then carefully pour cranberry juice into each glass until it’s about halfway full. Then fill it up with ginger ale. You could also make a whole pitcher at one time if you have a lot of people to serve.

Add an ice cube and a straw and you’re set! BTW, I just cut regular straws in half so they’d fit these little glasses.

You’ll need some Christmas cookies to go with this easy Christmas punch, so check out this list:

Why Should You Make This Christmas Punch

  1. It’s bright, vibrant and amazing for extra holiday spirit. Perfect refreshment that will light up your brunch table.
  2. Easy to make and little takes 5 minutes to make a big batch. You can easily double the recipe and serve to a big crowd.
  3. Make from festive favorite fruits and berries are easily available. It’s so Christmassy!
  4. It’s healthy too. It’s loaded with anti-oxidants and Vitamin C.
  5. You can use sweetened cranberry juice alone to make Cranberry punch or use a mix of cranberry pomegranate juice or cranberry raspberry juice. Easy to customize as per you liking.

How to Make Easy Festive Fruit Punch Step by Step

  1. Slice oranges and lemons and set aside.
  2. Combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, ginger beer, white wine, and rum in a large beverage dispenser or punch bowl. Stir to mix well.
  3. Add cranberries and fruit slices and stir.
  4. Serve over ice and enjoy!

2. Lemon-lime Rosemary Punch

(Source: Southern Living)


  • 6 cups limeade
  • 6 cups lemon-lime soft drink
  • 1 pt. lemon sorbet
  • 1 pt. lime sherbet
  • 2 to 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Garnishes: lemon and lime slices


  1. Stir together first 2 ingredients in a large punch bowl.
  2. Scoop sorbet and sherbet into punch add fresh rosemary sprigs. Serve immediately.

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Whether you're dreaming up your Christmas dinner menu or planning a home or office party, we won't blame you if you spend most of your time thinking about what kind of food you're going to serve (try some of these amazing holiday appetizers!). But it's worth taking time to consider what you and your guests are going to drink throughout the night, too. Beer and wine are fine, but if you really want to impress guests, we suggest whipping up a batch of punch, which is why we've rounded up some of the best Christmas punch recipes out there.

From something to sip on while you open presents on Christmas morning to a sweet beverage that pairs perfectly with your Christmas dessert at night, we've got you covered with these alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) Christmas punch recipes. But don't think that these Christmas cocktails can only be consumed on December 25. In fact, we encourage you to bookmark some of the warm Christmas punch ideas that are ideal for a chilly winter day spent watching movies by the fire. Although, we have to admit, most of these punch recipes are best enjoyed at a Christmas party surrounded by your friends and family.

You should also know that not all of these winter drinks are just for the grown-ups&mdashwe've made sure to add in some non-alcoholic Christmas drink recipes that your little ones can enjoy too. Ahead, you'll find drinks inspired by your favorite holiday movies and more traditional versions that everyone can appreciate. Cheers!