Delightful Christmas Punch that’s perfect for all the holiday parties and dinners. This punch is made with pomegranate seeds, oranges, pomegranate juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, and sparkling soda. Make one for adult table and one for kids to satisfy everyone.
Whether you’re planning a big holiday party or an intimate family dinner, this Christmas Punch will be a hit with everyone.
This is a perfect drink to serve for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It’s easy to double the recipe and serve it at a big holiday party. Since it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare and tastes amazing, it’s a perfect refreshment for the season.
A big plus to being easy and tasty, this punch packs a lot of health benefits. This punch is loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin C from pomegranate seeds, orange slices, fresh squeezed orange juice, and POMegranate juice. An additional boost of Vitamin C is exactly what everyone needs during the cold season.
How to make Christmas Punch:
Like I mentioned, this punch only takes 5 minutes to put together.
I highly recommend making the punch a few hours in advance and keeping it in the refrigerator. The juices will get a change to infuse with fresh fruit for best flavor.
Add sparkling soda, like 7Up, right before serving so it won’t go flat. Make sure the soda is cold so it does not change the temperature of the punch.
If possible, avoid adding ice cubes to the punch bowl or the pitches. Serve ice on a side so people can choose to add some to their glass. If ice is added to the punch bowl, it will melt and dilute the drink.
One way to keep punch bowl cold is to put it on ice. If available, place the punch bowl inside a larger bowl filled with ice about half way. The ice will keep punch cold from below.
How to make Christmas Punch with alcohol:
This punch is easily made into a holiday cocktail just by adding some rum or vodka and substituting soda for sparkling wine.
You can substitute half or all of soda with sparkling wine. Use Prosecco over Champagne because it’s sweeter.
Add 6 oz of rum (or vodka) to the punch as well.
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- 8 oz pomegranate seeds
- 2 oranges
- 1 cup orange juice fresh squeezed if possible
- 16 oz pomegranate juice
- 16 oz 100% cranberry juice
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 20 oz 7Up or similar soda
Alcohol that can be added (optional):
- 20 oz Prosecco sparkling wine INSTEAD of 7UP
- 6 oz rum or vodka
- Slice oranges into thin slices and cut the slices in half.
- Combine orange slices, pomegranate seeds, pomegranate juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, and vanilla together in a punch bowl or pitcher. Mix and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
- Before serving, add soda and gently stir just enough to mix.
Christmas Punch with Alcohol:
- Add rum (or vodka) at the same time as fruit and juices.
- Add Prosecco right before servings.