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This Holiday Punch has just the right amount of sweetness and is loved by grown ups and littles so it’s perfect for any party or to enjoy on Christmas Day. It can be made with or without alcohol and is perfect to make just one cup or a pitcher for holiday parties. The combination is crisp, refreshing, and it super easy to make. Don’t forget about New Year’s! With the cranberries and bubbles, this Christmas Punch recipe is also perfectly festive for ringing in the new year.
Holiday Punch has a beautiful color for this time of year but it also has a bit of a tropical flavor. The pineapple gives it a tropical twist, so if you wan to pretend you’re somewhere warmer, this sparkling cranberry pineapple punch hits the spot! It makes it taste so refreshing and adds a bit of sunshine into these cold winter days.
Because this can be a kid friendly or an adult friendly holiday drink, I like to rim the glasses with white sanding sugar sprinkles. It makes the cup look so fancy and festive while still tasting good for all ages. Trick I’ve always used for lining the rim of cups involves a tiny thin layer of corn syrup. This stuff if very sticky so a tiny bit rubbed gently onto the rim of the glass is all you need!
This holiday season, instead of spending your time baking up some treats, why not give this Holiday punch a try? However you want to drink it, make certain that you pair it up with a giant helping of holiday cheer! You can pour in the Vodka or make it your new Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch Recipe.
You could even skip the 7-up and splash champagne in it for more of a mimosa style drink. This is one of our very favorite drinks for the holidays.
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Holiday Punch Recipe
You Will Need
For a standard size 8 cup pitcher… adjust equal amounts as needed
- 2 cups of pineapple juice
- 2 cups of cranberry juice
- 2 cups of orange juice
- 2 cups of 7-Up
- Add vodka
- Substitute 7-Up with champagne
- In a large punch bowl or pitcher, combine the cranberry juice cocktail, the pineapple juice, the orange juice, and the 7-Up
- Add cubes
- Serve the punch in punch glasses
- Garnish with cranberries, thin slices of lime (or even pineapple!)
To Rim Punch Glasses with Sanding Sugar or Sprinkles:
- Add a very thin layer of corn syrup to the edge of each glass
- Pour the sanding sugar or sprinkles on a plate
- Dip the corn syrup lined rim into the plate of sprinkles