christmas punch recipe

Drinks can make or break any holiday dinner. Whether you’re in need of a pick-me-up or just want to impress your guests, a Christmas punch recipe should do the trick.

 

Wow the Crowd With a Delicious Christmas Punch Recipe

Christmas is just around the corner, which means people are gearing up for holiday get-togethers. Parties and dinners, though, are never complete without the perfect holiday drink (or two). Here are the best Christmas punch recipes to try out.

 

1. Classic Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

  • christmas cocktails3 cups red wine
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 strips lemon peel
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar

 

Directions:

  1. Pour the red wine into a large pan. Add the cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, lemon peel, and sugar. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Allow to cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Serve warm.

 

2. Jingle Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 2 bottles red Moscato
  • 1 bottle Prosecco
  • 4 cups cran-apple juice
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 limes, sliced into rounds

 

Directions:

  1. Wet the rims of the glasses with a lime wedge before dipping into the sugar.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients in a punch bowl. Stir well before serving.

 

3. Harvest Punch

If you want punch recipes for Christmas, this one is a true crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle Prosecco
  • Harvest Punch1 cup vodka
  • 2 cans (12 oz each) ginger beer
  • 1/2 gallon apple cider
  • 3 apples, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced into triangles
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cups ice
  • Cinnamon sugar

 

Directions:

  1. Wet the rims of glasses using an orange slice before dipping the glasses into cinnamon sugar.
  2. Place ice into a large punch bowl. Pour in Prosecco, vodka, apple cider, and ginger beer. Add apples, oranges, and cinnamon sticks. Stir well before serving.

 

4. Classic Eggnog

Ingredients:

  • christmas eggnog4 eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped out
  • 3 oz sugar syrup
  • 3 oz double cream
  • 17 oz whole milk
  • 5 oz brandy
  • Ice

 

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar syrup, and vanilla seeds until pale. Add the milk, cream, and brandy and mix until combined. Strain the mixture into a punch bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Pour a third of the egg whites into the milk mixture and mix before folding the rest of the egg whites in until fluffy.
  3. Place the eggnog in the refrigerator to chill. Serve with ice.

 

5. Christmosas

Ingredients:

  • A bottle of Champagne or Prosecco
  • 1 cup cranberries, fresh
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup sparkling grape juice

 

Directions:

  1. Combine all the fruits in a large punch bowl. Add the Champagne/Prosecco or the sparkling grape juice.
  2. Stir well before serving.

 

6. Grinch Punch

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet Kool-Aid lemon lime mix
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • 3 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Lime wedges
  • Red sanding sugar
  • 4 cups ice

 

Directions:

  1. Wet the rims of the glasses with a lime wedge before dipping them in red sanding sugar.
  2. Mix the water and Kool-Aid mix in a large pitcher.
  3. In a punch bowl, pour in the Kool-Aid mix, soda, vodka, pineapple juice, and ginger ale.
  4. Add ice to cool. Serve.

 

7. Classic Champagne Cocktail

For one of the easiest Christmas cocktails, here’s one that won’t take a lot of your time.

Ingredients:

  • Christmas Champagne Cocktail2.5 oz cold Champagne
  • 0.3 oz cognac
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1/4 tsp Angostura bitters
  • A strip of orange peel

 

Directions:

  1. Pour the bitters over the sugar cube, coating it well.
  2. Place the coated sugar cube into a glass or flute before pouring in the cognac.
  3. Pour the Champagne slowly.
  4. Twist the orange peel to squeeze out the oils.
  5. Serve.

 

8. Holiday Mai Tai

Holiday Mai TaiIngredients:

  • 12 oz pineapple juice
  • 12 oz orange juice
  • 6 oz dark rum
  • 6 oz amaretto
  • Crushed ice

 

Directions:

  1. Combine the rum, amaretto, pineapple juice, and orange juice in a large pitcher. Top with crushed ice before serving.
  2. For a non-alcoholic version, replace the rum and amaretto with sparkling water and 1/3 cup each of grenadine and almond syrup.

 

9. Candy Cane Cocktail

There are plenty of holiday cocktails to choose from, but this candy cane one is the bell of the ball.

Candy Cane CocktailIngredients:

  • 2 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz strawberry vodka
  • 4 dashes white creme de menthe
  • 1 candy cane, crushed
  • Ice cubes

 

Directions:

  1. Wet the rims of martini glasses with water before dipping them into crushed candy canes, coating them.
  2. Pour the vodka, creme de menthe, and cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake well until combined.
  3. Strain the drink into the glasses before serving.

 

10. Luscious Sparkling Punch

One of the tastiest recipes for Christmas punch is this sparkling and fruity one.

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 packs strawberry Jell-O mix
  • 1 can pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 32 oz orange juice
  • 2 bottles lemon-lime soda

 

Directions:

  1. Combine water, sugar, and Jell-O mix in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Add pineapple juice, orange juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Split the mixture into two containers and place in the freezer.
  3. Take one container of the Jell-O mixture and mix it with one bottle of lemon-lime soda in a bowl. Stir until it forms a slush. Repeat with the other container of Jell-O mixture.

 

11. Hot Cider Punch

For a classic Christmas punch recipe, this hot cider punch is the drink to pick.

Ingredients:

  • holiday cocktails2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple juice, unsweetened
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cloves, whole
  • 2 tsp allspice, ground

 

Directions:

  1. Combine the apple juice, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice in a large pan. Add the brown sugar.
  2. In a cheesecloth or tea infuser, combine the cinnamon sticks, allspice, and cloves. Add it to the juice mixture.
  3. Cook the juice mixture over medium-high heat for around 10 minutes.
  4. Serve warm.

 

Mix to Impress This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time of joy and merriment. With the right drinks, they can be even more special. Entertain your guests at your next holiday get-together by pairing dinner with these delicious drinks. The perfect Christmas punch recipe will surely make a difference.

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