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A bowl filled with oranges and cranberries.

Holiday Punch Recipe

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
This holiday punch recipe is one of our favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas drink recipes. It’s wonderfully flavorful, easy, and delicious. So if you’re on the hunt for the best Thanksgiving or Christmas punch recipe, look no further!
Step-by-step photos can be seen below the recipe card.
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  • 32 ounces cranberry juice (1 large bottle)
  • 16 ounces orange juice (2 cups)
  • 750 milliliters sparkling apple cider (1 bottle)
  • 2 liters ginger ale (1 large bottle)
  • 8 ounces Everclear or vodka (1 cup)

Optional Garnishes

  • Orange slices and fresh cranberries


  • Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl and stir well to combine. Top with orange slices and fresh cranberries.
    32 ounces cranberry juice, 16 ounces orange juice, 750 milliliters sparkling apple cider, 2 liters ginger ale, 8 ounces Everclear, Orange slices and fresh cranberries
  • Pour over ice to serve. If you're feeling spunky, you can add a bit more Everclear.
  • Enjoy!



  • Non-Alcoholic Variation: For a non-alcoholic version, simply leave out the alcohol. It's just as delicious and great for guests of all ages!
  • I recommend using 100% pure cranberry juice. This is the base of the punch, giving it a sweet and tart flavor. You can use cranberry juice cocktail, but it will be much sweeter because of the added sugars.
  • You can substitute regular apple cider or apple juice, but it will be missing that fizziness.
  • You can also substitute sparkling grape juice, but the flavor will be slightly different.
  • I recommend using Everclear for this recipe, but regular vodka or white rum will also work.
  • Throw some fresh orange slices and fresh cranberries (or sugared cranberries) into the punch bowl to dress it up for Christmas parties.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg