Holiday Punch Recipe (Easy Christmas Punch)

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Holiday Punch is our favorite party drink, perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas! This Vodka punch is made with Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Ginger Ale, Sparkling Cider and more! You can pour in the Vodka or make it your new Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch Recipe. One of our very favorite drinks for the holidays.

Holiday Punch served in a large punch bowl with cranberries and oranges

Why this Holiday Punch is the best

Every Thanksgiving or Christmas table needs an amazing Holiday Punch Recipe.

This simple Christmas punch can be made boozy or non alcoholic to fit any family’s needs. You guys know I love a good cocktail recipe, but when you’re throwing a party or having a holiday get together at your house, it’s important to have an awesome holiday punch recipe. An EASY punch recipe. I’ve been searching high and low for the easiest and best drink for a crowd, and I think this is it!

This SUPER EASY holiday drink has a nice zing to it, a delicious flavor, and it tastes like Fall. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Vodka punch recipe is sure to please. Oh, and it’s pretty! And you know that’s important at a holiday party, must be pretty! Easy Holiday Punch for the win!

pouring vodka into christmas punch

a ladle pouring a holiday drink into glassware

The Ingredients for Easy Vodka Holiday Punch

These ingredients make whipping up this Easy Christmas Punch super fast on the go! Your party will be delicious in no time, just you wait!

  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Sparkling Apple Cider
  • Ginger Ale
  • Everclear or Vodka

Flavor Combinations for Making Christmas Punch

This Christmas punch is so simple, which means you can throw it together right before the party, and it will be ready before the guests ring the doorbell!

  1. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl and stir well to combine. Top with orange slices and fresh cranberries.
  2. Pour over ice to serve. If you’re feeling spunky, you can add a bit more alcohol

And Enjoy! Everyone will love this punch. It’s the perfect flavor combo for holidays!

holiday punch garnished with oranges and cranberries

Christmas punch recipe in glasses

How to make Holiday Punch

If you’re on the hunt for the best Christmas punch recipes, look no further! Orange and cranberry…a match made in Heaven.

I just love the flavor combination of the sparkling cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, and ginger ale. Talk about autumn in a glass! Your Thanksgiving guests will thank you, believe me! If serving for a party and want to skip the alcohol, trust me it’s just as delicious as Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch.

The color is vibrant, the flavor is AMAZING, and there’s virtually zero prep. Anyone and everyone can open a bag of cranberries and slice some oranges. Those are the only skills you need! If you want to go above and beyond, you can garnish with our Sugared Cranberries! Swoon.

Making a great punch is a matter of a great flavor combination. I love how the cranberry and orange juice blend together, but I also think the Sparkling Apple Cider is a huge piece of the puzzle. All the flavors of Fall! If making ahead, leave the Sparking Cider out and stir in cold at the last minute before serving. Makes sure the bubbly zip will be there for your guests!

Tips and Tricks for Making Christmas Punch

This punch recipe is super easy, but we still have some tips to make things the best they can be!

  • Garnish with fresh fruit to make things beautiful!
  • Use sugared cranberries if you’re feeling extra festive.
  • You can use white rum if you prefer or even flavored vodka.
  • To add a bit of pep when serving, stir in a splash of soda right before pouring into glasses.
  • If you don’t have a pretty punch bowl, you can get an inexpensive plastic one from Party City or somewhere similar. No one will notice!
  • Make two versions of this holiday drink; one with and without alcohol!

A glass filled with cranberry orange holiday punch recipe

Non alcoholic holiday punch recipe overhead shot

This Holiday Punch recipe is one of our favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas Punch Recipes. It’s just so darn flavorful, easy, and delicious. Your party  guests will LOVE it, so you better make a double batch.

I served this Holiday Punch Recipe in a VERY cheap plastic punch bowl I bought from Party City. People always compliment it and I have a little internal chuckle. I think once you pour this pretty red punch in and top with lots of fresh fruit, it can make any serving bowl look good. Just proves you don’t have to have everything you see in magazines to be a great hostess.

Watch the Video and See the recipe card below for full details on how to make this Easy Holiday Punch – Christmas Punch. Enjoy!

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