25 Recipes for Christmas Punch That Will Keep The Party Going

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Give yourself the best gift of all this Christmas: not playing bartender all night at your holiday party! Big batch cocktails and holiday punches are truly the gift that keep on giving, and we've got plenty that will keep the party going strong until New Year's. Our recipes for Jingle Juice, Prosecco punch, or cranberry sangria just take a few minutes to mix up, and then you'll be well on your way to making merry.

Any of your favorite cocktails can be made in large batches when you mix it in the right order: alcohol first, then flavorings, then any fruit or bubbly at party time. Sangria is one of the easiest big-batch cocktails to make ahead, and we've got plenty of recipes that go beyond just white sangria and red sangria. Mix up a batch of some of our favorite winter sangrias, like apple cider sangria and pumpkin pie sangria, and feel free to add any and all of your favorite winter fruits, like cranberries and sliced pears. We've even taken our favorite warm weather cocktail, the Aperol Spritz, and made it sweater weather-ready in the form of our apple cider spritz.

Need to restock that bar cart? We've tried all the best gins, vodkas, and tequilas to add to your collection. And if you really want to be Christmas party-ready, try one of our favorite bartending kits. And while you're boozing, you might as well try out all our favorite holiday cocktails, Christmas shots, and holiday party appetizers to add to the table, too. Behind the ball? Not anymore! We have all the super-easy, last-minute appetizers that will keep your guests on the nice list. 😉

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Jingle Juice

You'll be hearing jingle bells in no time with this sweet-tart big-batch cocktail. We love a punch at the holidays as it cuts down on bartending time, and they're maybe a little too easy to mix up!

Get the Jingle Juice recipe.

harvest punch
Parker Feierbach
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Harvest Punch

Cider and ginger beer might seem like a weird pairing, but with fresh fruit and cinnamon (plus bubbly!), we promise you it more than works. For a small but just as rowdy brunch, make our caramel apple mimosas instead.

Get the Harvest Punch recipe.

boozy grinch punch
Emily Hlavac Green
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Boozy Grinch Punch

If the holidays stress you out a little too much, then Grinch punch was made for you. As simple as mixing everything in a punch bowl and ladling into glasses, it's an easy, no-fuss Christmas punch perfect for your next party! Even your crankiest of guests will love it!

Get the Boozy Grinch Punch recipe.

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Packed with all our favorite winter fruits, this is the only thing you need in your hand while you open presents. Great for a late-night Christmas Eve party or early Christmas morning.

Get the Christmosas recipe.

butterbeer punch
Parker Feierbach
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Boozy Butterbeer Punch

The famous Harry Potter-themed drink, Butterbeer, gets a boozy upgrade. We solemnly swear we are up to no good when we have one of these.

Get the Boozy Butterbeer Punch recipe.

moscow mule punch
Parker Feierbach
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Moscow Mule Punch

This punch is basically one enormous Moscow mule, which lets you off the hook for drink duty during the celebration (win, win!). Plus, it's the perfect excuse to get those festive copper mugs out. 😎

Get the Moscow Mule Punch recipe.

brunch punch
Park Feierbach
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Brunch Punch

If your Christmas is more of a holiday brunch instead of the classic dinner, this boozy punch is the perfect pairing to your spread. With a bottle of bubbly and fresh fruit flavors, this is just the punch to get your holiday started right.

Get the Brunch Punch recipe.

fizzy cran orange punch
Ethan Calabrese
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Fizzy Cranberry-Orange Punch

Is it even the holidays without a little cranberry orange action? The bold red color and even bolder flavors are impressive, but it only takes 5 minutes to throw together. 😍

Get the Fizzy Cranberry-Orange Punch recipe.

prosecco punch
Parker Feierbach
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Prosecco Punch

Bright and fruity, this Prosecco punch shines during the warmer weather but is so delicious, it deserves to be celebrated all year round. This boozy bowl will be a refreshing, light contrast to your heavier Christmas spread.

Get the Prosecco Punch recipe.

apple cider spritz
Lucy schaeffer
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Apple Cider Spritz

Waltzing right into fall with spiced cider and a kiss of pumpkin spice, Aperol’s orange-herbal aspects bring out the best in the cider flavors. To make a big batch, make a pitcher of the cider, Aperol, and pumpkin spice mix, then just add to glasses with ice, a garnish, and Prosecco for a cocktail as crisp and bright as the best fall day.

Get the Apple Cider Spritz recipe.

cranberry sangria  delishcom
Chelsea Lupkin
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Cranberry Sangria

Apple cider is THE go-to when it comes to taking summery sangria into fall, but it can be a little sweet. Pair it with cranberry juice to keep it tart, and you can drink this all fall and winter long.

Get the Cranberry Sangria recipe.

mulled wine
Parker Feierbach
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Mulled Wine

Making this mulled wine couldn't be easier: Combine a bottle of red wine with some orange slices, warm spices, honey, and brandy, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. THAT'S IT. We like using dry varietals like Merlot, Malbec, or Cabernet Sauvignon. But really, your favorite bottle, whatever it may be, should work!

Get the Mulled Wine recipe.

bourbon milk punch  delish
Emily Hlavac Green
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Bourbon Milk Punch

This boozy milkshake (with its caramel rimmed glass) might seem tame, but it packs a serious punch. Mixed with bourbon and honey, it's a rich and creamy dream of a cocktail. If you love this, try out our red wine milkshakes next!

Get the Bourbon Milk Punch recipe.

salted caramel apple cider
Ethan Calabrese
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Salted Caramel-Apple Cider Punch

It's a joyous union of two beloved fall flavors: salted caramel and apple. If you have trouble finding salted caramel-flavored vodka, you could always use regular vodka and garnish the drink with a caramel drizzle.

Get the Salted Caramel-Apple Cider Punch recipe.

virgin cranberry basil sangria
Emily hlavac green
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Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria

Sangria without the wine? Yes, please. The fruit is the real star in this big-batch drink—use whatever’s in season and get creative with the combination (think cranberries, orange slices, and rosemary for the holidays).

Get the Virgin Cranberry Basil Sangria recipe.

sherbet punch
Parker Feierbach
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Boozy Sherbet Punch

A good punch really gets the party started! This one is filled with fruit, plenty of booze, and enough sherbet to go around. We love it for its simplicity and the fun pops of color it brings!

Get the Boozy Sherbet Punch recipe.

sparkle punch
Jessica Marx
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Sparkle Punch

This four-ingredient punch couldn't be easier but will be the refreshing drink your guests will be looking for! For extra style points, add lemon slices to the pitcher and garnish each glass with a slice before serving.

Get the Sparkle Punch recipe.

sparkling pear prosecco punch
Ethan Calabrese
18 of 25
Sparkling Pear-Prosecco Punch

This gorgeous cranberry and pear punch is not only deliciously refreshing, but super-simple to make. The three ingredients combine together in five minutes, making this easy enough to whip up last-minute, but fancy enough to look like you put in tons of effort.

Get the Sparkling Pear-Prosecco Punch recipe.

creamsicle punch
Parker Feierbach
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Creamsicle Punch

Orange juice and Prosecco get a level up thanks to sweet vanilla ice cream and bubbly ginger ale. We love this punch in the morning, but it's honestly delicious any time of day (or even as dessert?).

Get the Creamsicle Punch recipe.

giggle juice  delishcom
Ethan Calabrese
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Giggle Juice

This festive punch is always a solid option in our book. Sweet and fruity, this is the perfect way to get your Christmas celebration started.

Get the Giggle Juice recipe.

rum punch
Chelsea lupkin
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Rum Punch

This'll add a fruity splash to the drink table.

Get the Rum Punch recipe.

white wine sangria
Charlie Gillette
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White Wine Sangria

Sangria is the way to go for big batch cocktails. The classic drink only needs 5 things: wine, liqueur, fruit, sweetener, and something bubbly. You can customize and pick your favorite of each, and you'll have your own sangria recipe that you'll be sure to love.

Get the White Wine Sangria recipe.

slow cooker mulled wine
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Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is like winter's answer to summery sangria, and this recipe makes it extra easy to make in your slow cooker. It only takes 30 minutes, and bonus: It'll keep it warm all throughout your party/holiday dinner.

Get the Slow-Cooker Mulled Wine recipe.

apple cider sangria
Ethan Calabrese
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Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria might make you think of warm summer nights and tropical fruits, but this apple-based cocktail will have you ready for the holiday season. Here, we went for a white wine sangria, rounded out with spicy ginger beer and sweet apple cider.

Get the Apple Cider Sangria recipe.

rose all day punch
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Rosé All Day Punch

Adding your favorite seltzer to punch? Genius. This rosé punch takes things up a notch by adding fruity seltzer, honey, fresh fruit, and a bit more booze—basically, it's the perfect refreshing drink.

Get the Rosé All Day Punch recipe.

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