It’s time to spruce up your bar cabinets for the holidays, and punch is always a party favorite. With a signature drink on hand, your party can flow smoothly — no bartender needed.
From seasonal spirits to jolly libations, we’re sharing some of the most festive twists on classic punch. Keep reading to find the perfect variation for your next holiday party and be sure to make extras.
This is a truly hands-off holiday punch that takes just five minutes to prepare. Best of all, you’ll find many of the ingredients already in your bar cabinets. It doesn’t hurt that it also looks the part and tastes delicious. Made with tart cranberry juice and sweet Moscato wine, it has the perfect balance of flavors and features all the festive colors. Whip up this bright red beverage in a large bowl and let guests serve themselves with a ladle.
Ingredients (for 10 servings):
4 cups cran-apple juice
2 bottles red Moscato
1 bottle Prosecco
½ Cup Vodka
2 cups frozen cranberries
1/3 cup mint leaves
½ cup sugar (optional for rimming glasses)
2 limes (sliced into rounds)
Full recipe on Delish.
Cinnamon Citrus Punch
This holiday punch is packed with cinnamon, but unlike eggnog and other seasonal drinks, it is light and refreshing. But don’t let the fruity ingredients fool you. Citrus juice pairs with brandy in this festive cocktail that packs a kick. Mix up the ingredients and serve it in a pitcher for a serve-yourself option at any type of holiday function. Combine the orange reduction and punch and spike with Grand Marnier or Cognac. For easy serving, pre-assemble glasses with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
Ingredients (for 2 quarts):
2 ¼ cups fresh orange juice
Strips of zest from 2 navel oranges
3 cinnamon sticks (broken into pieces)
3 cups fresh orange juice
2 cups fresh red grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon grenadine syrup
2 ½ cups (20 ounces) cold grapefruit soda
Orange slices and cinnamon sticks (optional for garnish)
Full recipe on Food & Wine.
The traditional mimosa gets a holiday makeover with Granny Smith apples and cranberries. With fresh ingredients and your favorite sparkling wine, this bubbly beverage will be a hit from morning to night. Prep this punch for your holiday brunch or New Year’s Eve party — this mimosa can be enjoyed all day long.
Ingredients (for 8 servings):
2 Granny Smith apples (chopped)
1 cup whole fresh cranberries
1 cup green grapes (halved)
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup sparkling grape juice
1 bottle either Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava
Full recipe on Delish.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
For an after dinner treat, whip up this decadent drink. Made with two of our favorite things (red wine and chocolate) it makes for a delicious beverage to enjoy on a chilly winter night. To make Red Wine Hot Chocolate all you need is milk, red wine, and chocolate chunks. Simply whisk your milk and chocolate chunks over medium heat until you reach a creamy consistency. Then pour in the red wine and heat in the pan until the mixture becomes hot.
Ingredients (for 2 mugs):
1 ½ cup milk
1 cup red wine
1/3 cup dark chocolate chunks
Full recipe on Imma Eat That.
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