Our Christmas Punch is the perfect festive beverage for holiday parties and can be made with or without alcohol.
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It’s time for another #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipe! You might remember my Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe from Monday. My second recipe for this event is Christmas Punch made with an amazing combination of flavors. Serve this Christmas Eve or for any holiday event (it’s great for Thanksgiving, too!) and customize it anyway you want. For a non-alcoholic Christmas Punch omit the sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne and use sparkling white grape juice or sparkling apple cider.
I adore the combination of pomegranate and cranberry juices. The pucker from the cranberry and hint of lime are perfectly complimented by the sweetness of the pomegranate juice. Add your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic bubbly drink as desired for the perfect Christmas Punch!
Christmas Punch Shopping List:
- pomegranate and cranberry juices
- ginger ale
- limes and oranges
- sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne
- whole cranberries
- pomegranate seeds
- Torani Pomegrante syrup
*To make a mocktail Christmas Punch, use (1) 750mL of sparkling white grape juice or sparkling apple cider.
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Setting the Party Atmosphere
Of course decorations go a long way toward making your party festive, but it’s the little things that make it really special. Be sure to plan what you will serve and include a few easy make ahead type recipes, such as Mocha Truffles and our fun Antipasto Sticks which can be done up the day before. A simple but tasty Meat and Cheese Platter is always a hit and can be assembled quickly just before the party.
You could use a punch bowl and cups to serve your Christmas Punch and I think that’s a great way to go if you have kids at your gathering. For adults though, I love using my “good” glasses. These highball glasses are from JoyJolt and they are just lovely! No event is complete without the perfect Glassware. Take your party to the next level with glassware from Joyjolt.com.
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Once you give this versatile recipe a try, it will become a new holiday tradition!
Our cranberry pomegranate punch is perfect for any holiday celebration and can be made with or without alcohol.
For the Christmas Punch
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 orange, zested and juiced
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 2 tablespoons Torani Pomegrante syrup
- 3 limes, zested and juiced
- 1 750 mL bottles of sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne, chilled
- 1/2 cup whole cranberries
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 limes, sliced
- 2 oranges, sliced
In a large pitcher or punch bowl, mix together the pomegranate, cranberry, orange and lime juices along with the Pomegranate syrup. Add the lime and orange zest and stir to combine.
Add the whole cranberries, pomegranate seeds, and orange and lime wheels. Chill until time to serve.
Just before serving, add the chilled sparkling wine, prosecco or champagne. Add in the ice cubes.
Make Cranberry-Pomegranate Ice Cubes:
To keep your punch from getting watered down with regular ice cubes, make some Cranberry-Pomegranate cubes ahead of time. It's super simple!
Combine the cranberry and pomegranate juices and pour into extra large ice cube trays filling two-thirds of the way full.
Add fresh cranberries and pomegranate seeds to each well in the mold.
Freeze until solid.
Festive Idea: Instead of Mimosas, serve this cranberry pomegranate punch with champagne on Christmas morning!
Pro-Tip: Make Cranberry-Pomegranate Ice Cubes
No one wants a watered down Christmas Punch, right? The trick to keeping your punch cold but not watered down is to make some Craberry-Pomegranate cubes ahead of time. It’s really easy to do. Just combine equal amounts of cranberry and pomegranate juices and pour into extra large ice cube trays filling two-thirds of the way full. Add a little extra festive touch with fresh cranberries and pomegranate seeds in each well in the mold. Freeze until solid.
Christmas Punch Variation
Because we test all our recipes, we recommend that you make them once just as it is without substitutions or changes. Sometimes variations can go awry. Making our Christmas Punch recipe as we have tested it will yield the best results. If you really want to get creative, here are some ideas for variations that might work well. (Please note, we have not tested these variations).
- Use reduce the pomegranate and cranberry juices to 2/3 cup each and add 2/3 cup of orange juice.
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