Festive, Fruity Christmas Punch Recipes

No holiday party would be complete without a bowl of Christmas punch, so spread some good cheer and make spirits bright with these fruity holiday drink ideas.

  • Montgomery Punch
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    Montgomery Punch

    This recipe comes from a cookbook by the Junior League of Montgomery, Alabama, where the punch is a town staple. Don't forget the festive ice ring!
  • <p>White Cranberry-Citrus Punch</p>

    White Cranberry-Citrus Punch

    This light, spirited punch is perfect for your health-conscious holiday guests. A serving has less than 100 calories, but packs a punch with sweet citrus and tart cranberry flavors.
  • Citrusy Gin and Blood Orange Punch
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    Citrusy Gin and Blood Orange Punch

    If the word "punch" makes you think of old-fashioned, too-sweet concoctions, this drink will be a revelation. The mix of oils and other citrus flavors that come from the muddling gives amazing body to the final drink.
  • Holiday Punch

    Holiday Punch

    This economical, booze-free punch is great for serving at the kids' table or guests who avoid alcohol. An ice ring filled with strawberries and mint makes for a festive presentation.
  • Sparkling Rum Punch
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    Sparkling Rum Punch

    You'll send smiles all around when these bubbly signature cocktails are offered at your festive fete. Garnish with sprigs of rosemary for an elegant touch.
  • Pear Punch Sparkler
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    Pear Punch Sparkler

    This sparkling punch is bursting with juicy pear flavor. The trio of pear nectar, pear vodka, and fresh sliced pears will send you straight to a holiday pear-adise. (Sorry, we couldn't resist!)
  • Poinsettia Punch
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    Poinsettia Punch

    Inspired by the quintessential Christmas plant, Poinsettia Punch is the 4-ingredient cocktail you need to try this holiday season. Garnish with mint leaves and fresh cranberries to mimic the colors of the poinsettia.
  • Whiskey Sour Punch
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    Whiskey Sour Punch

    This boozy punch conjures up memories of the classic cocktail featuring bourbon, lemon juice, and sugar. Fresh orange juice adds an extra hit of citrusy sweetness, ensuring this one will be a winner with the cocktail enthusiasts at your party.
  • Mulled Pomegranate and Red Wine Punch
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    Mulled Pomegranate and Red Wine Punch

    If you're throwing a big holiday party and your stove is full, use a slow cooker to simmer up this tangy mulled wine. Set up the slow-cooker in the kitchen or on a dining table, and let guests serve themselves.
  • Apple-Ale Wassail
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    Apple-Ale Wassail

    Cozy up by the fire with a warm mug of Apple-Ale Wassail. This English holiday drink is made with apple-ale and flavored with allspice, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
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