Christmas Punch

filed under: Food + Drink on December 15, 2021

Christmas Punch is a festive and fizzy alcoholic beverage made with orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, triple sec, rum, and lemon-lime soda. For another adult drink that is perfect for the holidays, try my Sugar Cookie Cocktail.

Cups of Christmas Punch

Christmas Punch

This Christmas Punch is made in a large bowl or pitcher, which is perfect for your holiday parties, and it is not overly sweet. This drink is made for adults since it has alcohol added to the fruit juices. But, you can also serve it without alcohol. With some lemon-lime soda added at the end, it is a fizzy drink that does pack a punch! 

Punch Ingredients

Juices: Four kinds of fruit juices are added to the punch: orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and lemon juice. Try to stick with 100% juice, which does not have added preservatives or sugar.

Triple Sec Liqueur: Triple sec is an orange-flavored liqueur. You could also use Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Orange Curacao. 

Rum: I added light rum to this drink. It is also known as white or silver rum and has a light flavor with little to no color. It is commonly added to mojitos like my cranberry lime mojito.

Fresh Fruit: Slice some oranges up to add to the punch and top with some fresh cranberries.

Soda: After the punch has been chilled, add some lemon-lime soda, like Sprite, for some carbonation to the drink.

Ingredients being added to Christmas Punch

How to Make Christmas Punch

This punch is really easy to make; just remember that you do need to chill it in the refrigerator for an hour or two to allow all of the flavors to blend. To make the punch, first, get out your most festive pitcher or large bowl. Next, stir together the sugar with all the juices.

Then, add the triple sec, rum, orange slices, and fresh cranberries. Place the pitcher (or bowl) in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours. Finally, when ready to serve, add the lemon-lime soda to the mix and pour it into your favorite glass. This makes sure each glass is nice and fizzy. Add some ice, if you need it, and a sprig of mint for garnish.

Adding fruit to Christmas Punch

Can I Make this Punch Without Alcohol?

Yes! This punch is still delicious and festive without any alcohol added. Simply leave it out; or replace it with sparkling white grape juice for even more fizziness! In fact, it’s a great idea to have both options available at your party.

Overhead image of Fruity Christmas Punch

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Christmas Punch
Prep Time
10 mins
Chilling Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Christmas Punch is a festive alcoholic beverage made with orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, triple sec, rum, and lemon-lime soda.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Punch
Servings: 12
Calories: 343 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (498g) orange juice
  • 1 cup (250g) pineapple juice
  • 1 cup (253g) cranberry juice
  • cup (163g) lemon juice
  • 1 ounce triple sec liqueur
  • cups light rum
  • 1 medium orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup (100g) fresh cranberries
  • 1 liter sprite or lemon-lime soda
  • ice, optional
  • mint, for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl or pitcher, combine sugar, orange juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and lemon juice. Stir until sugar dissolves.

  2. Add triple sec, light rum, orange slices, and fresh cranberries. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.

  3. When ready to serve, pour in lemon-lime soda. Serve with fresh mint, for garnish.

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