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Christmas Party Punch with Cranberry and Ginger Ale

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close up shot of glasses of Christmas Punch garnished with cranberries and a mint
Lots of bubbles and fruity flavor make this Christmas punch the perfect drink for all your holiday festivities.
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Table of Contents
  1. WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS PUNCH TASTE LIKE?
  2. CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS PUNCH INGREDIENTS
  3. SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
  4. HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS PUNCH WITH GINGER ALE
  5. HOW TO SERVE THIS EASY CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE
  6. CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE STORAGE
  7. EASY CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE FAQs
  8. MORE YOU’LL LOVE
  9. JUMP TO RECIPE

The Christmas season is just around the corner and what better way to get in the spirit than with this Christmas punch. This festive drink recipe is a bright vibrant color and tastes fruity and fizzy with a delicious blend of cranberry, pineapple and orange juice, perfect for a holiday party.

Want a variety of easy punch recipes to serve at your Christmas parties? Try our Grinch punch and rainbow sherbet punch.

WHAT DOES CHRISTMAS PUNCH TASTE LIKE?

Christmas punch is filled with a combination of fruity flavors, including orange, pineapple, and cranberry, with the delightful addition of fizzy ginger ale.

close up shot of a glass of Christmas Punch garnished with cranberries and a orange slice

CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS PUNCH INGREDIENTS

Christmas Punch raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 3 cans ginger ale (or 36 ounces)
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • Orange slices, fresh cranberries, and/or mint leaves to garnish

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

JUICE: Substitute any kind of fruit juice concentrate in this simple Christmas punch. If you are using a 2-liter bottle of ginger ale, measure out the ginger ale using the empty can of juice concentrate. It’s a 1:1 substitute of water for ginger ale.

HOW TO MAKE CHRISTMAS PUNCH WITH GINGER ALE

PRO TIP:

You need a 96-ounce pitcher for this festive holiday punch. You can halve the recipe for a smaller pitcher – remember to use just half of the frozen juice concentrate. The full recipe also makes a nice large quantity for filling a punch bowl.

STEP ONE: Fill your glasses with ice cubes.

STEP TWO: In a large pitcher or large punch bowl, pour out the contents of the frozen juice concentrate.

Christmas Punch process shot of orange juice concentrate in a large pitcher

STEP THREE: Instead of adding water to the juice concentrate, measure the ginger ale and add to the pitcher (3 cans or 36 ounces of ginger ale).

Christmas Punch process shot of ginger ale added to the pitcher

STEP FOUR: Add the cranberry juice and pineapple juice to the pitcher. Stir to mix frozen juice concentrate into the mixture.

PRO TIP:

The cranberry juice is what gives this delicious holiday punch its deep red color. If you want a deeper red punch, simply add additional cranberry juice – the flavor is still delicious.

Christmas Punch process shot of cranberry juice and pineapple juice added to the pitcher

STEP FIVE: Serve this fizzy beverage immediately over ice with cranberries, orange slices, and/or mint leaves for garnish. You can also add ice to the pitcher or punch bowl for serving a large group. 

PRO TIP:

Ginger ale will lose its fizz after a couple of hours. Mix the punch up just before serving. Likewise, ice will water down the punch as it melts. Add ice to the serving glasses instead of the pitcher.

HOW TO SERVE THIS EASY CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE

Not only would this sparkling Christmas punch be the perfect drink at your Christmas party, it would also be a huge hit on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. If you are serving this tasty drink while you are opening presents on the big day, how about our crockpot cinnamon roll casserole alongside? For the grown-ups, check out an alcoholic version of this festive punch with our Christmas morning punch.

HOW DO YOU SERVE PUNCH AT A PARTY?

The best way to serve punch at your party is by using a large punch bowl. You can add a fancy ice ring or decorative ice cubes and slices of oranges or cranberries for a beautiful presentation. A ladle will allow your guests to pour their own servings into their punch glasses.

CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE STORAGE

This drink is best made fresh and will not keep at all. The ginger ale will lose its fizz and any ice will melt and water down the drink. 

close up overhead shot a pitcher of Christmas Punch garnished with cranberries and a orange slice

Make this easy Christmas punch recipe your go-to drink this holiday season. It would be a welcome addition to your Christmas celebrations, bringing plenty of extra holiday spirit. The juice blend combined with the fizzy ginger ale give this holiday punch recipe the perfect balance.

EASY CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE FAQs

Can I use a different blend of juice in this recipe?

This easy recipe would be delicious no matter what flavors of juice you decide to use. Just stick with the above measurements and you’ll have a yummy punch to serve your guests.

Can I make this punch ahead of time?

This perfect holiday drink is best made and served immediately. The ginger ale will lose its fizz so it can’t really be made ahead of time.

Can I double this recipe?

You can either double or halve this recipe depending on how many people you need to serve. Just remember to adjust all the quantities including the frozen concentrate.

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Christmas Punch with Ginger Ale

5 from 1 vote
Lots of bubbles and fruity flavor make this Christmas punch the perfect drink for all your holiday festivities.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 11 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 3 cans ginger ale or 36 ounces
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • orange slices cranberries, and/or mint leaves to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill glasses with ice.
  • In a large pitcher or punch bowl, pour out the contents of frozen juice concentrate.
  • Instead of adding water to the juice concentrate, measure ginger ale and add to the pitcher (3 cans or 36 ounces of ginger ale).
  • Add cranberry juice and pineapple juice to the pitcher. Stir to mix frozen juice concentrate into mixture.
  • Serve over ice. You can also add ice to the pitcher or punch bowl for serving a large group.

Notes

PRO TIP: You need a 96-ounce pitcher for this festive holiday punch. You can halve the recipe for a smaller pitcher – remember to use just half of the frozen juice concentrate. The full recipe also makes a nice large quantity for filling a punch bowl.
 
PRO TIP: The cranberry juice is what gives this delicious holiday punch its deep red color. If you want a deeper red punch, simply add additional cranberry juice – the flavor is still delicious.
 
PRO TIP: Ginger ale will lose its fizz after a couple of hours. Mix the punch up just before serving. Likewise, ice will water down the punch as it melts. Add ice to the serving glasses instead of the pitcher.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Claudia says

    5 stars
    This recipe for fruity Christmas punch was delicious!! I asked my sister to make it for my family while hosting Christmas dinner this year and it was bright and tasted so good. I’m not a fan of carbonation and it was just the right amount here. I wish I could attach a picture to show how beautiful it was