Spread holiday cheer by serving Sherbet Christmas Punch, a fizzy alcoholic beverage combining limeade, pineapple juice, raspberry sherbet, vodka, and lemon-lime soda. Then, garnish the drink with a slice of lime and frozen raspberries for an extra special festive touch! And, it is an easy punch to make into a mocktail for all ages to enjoy. Be sure to add it to your list of Christmas drinks and your Christmas menus. I also have Christmas Punch that will put you into the holiday spirit!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Limeade: Limeade is concentrated lime juice that has been sweetened. You can buy it already bottled. Or, you can make it from frozen concentrate or a powder. Just make sure you make about 6 1/2 cups of limeade for the base of the punch.
Pineapple Juice: Add a tropical twist to the drink by adding pineapple juice!
Raspberry Sherbet: Raspberry Sherbet is a frozen dessert with a raspberry flavor. It adds a fruity taste to the punch and softens it for a smooth and slightly tart texture. You could substitute raspberry sorbet if that is what you have on hand. Or, experiment with another fruity flavor like strawberry sherbet.
Vodka: The alcoholic kick in the punch is from the vodka. It is not strong, but alcohol nonetheless. You could substitute your favorite spirits like gin, rum (light or dark), tequila, brandy, or whiskey.
Lemon-Lime Soda: Adding lemon-lime soda to the punch adds some carbonation and fizz to the drink. Use your favorite brand like Sprite or 7-Up. Or, make homemade lemon-lime soda!
Garnish: Add a slice of lime and frozen raspberries for an added ‘punch’ (get it?) of color and flavor.
Can I Make Sherbet Christmas Punch Without Alcohol?
Absolutely! It is easy to turn this into a Sherbet Christmas Punch Mocktail, a nonalcoholic punch suitable for all ages. Just leave out the vodka! Or, replace the vodka with more fruit juice (like pineapple juice), lemon-lime soda, club soda, or ginger ale.
Can I Make Sherbet Christmas Punch Ahead Of Time?
Sure, you can get the punch prepared (except for the lemon-lime soda) the night before so it is ready to go the next day! Combine the limeade, pineapple juice, raspberry sherbet, and vodka (if using) in a large bowl or pitcher. Cover it and place it in the refrigerator for up to overnight. When ready to serve, add the lemon-lime soda. Serve with slices of lime and frozen raspberries for garnish.
Sherbet Christmas Punch
- 1 bottle (52 ounces) limeade
- 2 cans (6 ounces each) pineapple juice
- 2 cups raspberry sherbet, softened
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled
- lime slices, for garnish
- frozen raspberries, for garnish
- In a large bowl, combine limeade, pineapple juice, sherbet, and vodka. Stir until the sherbet is completely dissolved.
- Carefully pour in the lemon-lime soda. Gently stir to combine all the ingredients.
- Serve garnished with lime slices and raspberries.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
This was so delicious! I was looking for a punch that I could serve at my holiday party this year and I will definitely be making this one! I'm actually going to make two, one without the alcohol just for the kiddos!
What a refreshing cocktail, perfect for the upcoming holidays! It is not too sweet and I love the carbonation from the lemon-lime soda. It's also really pretty!
Oh wow. I love this. All of the ingredients come together to create such a lively and sweet drink. Each sip is almost a sip of happiness. If you serve this, it will go quickly!
This is such a delightful and easy punch! I love the taste of the pineapple juice and the sweetness of the sherbet in it. Super fun!