Holiday Punch

This festive and simply delicious holiday punch recipe is full of fall flavor and pizzazz! It is non-alcoholic, making it great for everyone at your holiday get together.

This drink comes together quickly and is very simple to make, but it still has that wow factor. You can even make this ahead for a stress-free party, which is always a bonus. For more tasty drinks to spice up your festivities try Wassail, Mint Julep, and Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Holiday punch recipe

NON-alcoholic holiday punch

It’s fun to have something festive to drink during special occasions. It really seems to just add to the fun!! We love to create tasty concoctions that all can enjoy together. That’s where this non-alcoholic fresh holiday punch comes in. 

The citrus and bright flavors pair perfectly with all of that heavy food we’ll be consuming.

And how can you not love how it looks?! It’s just to bright and cheery. I, of course, love that it matches my tablescape decor. 

I love that the base can be made ahead (even frozen) to be used later on. Then right before serving add the fizz and the garnish. Voila! I love to pop in some cute straws as a finishing touch.

Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this drink is sure to be a hit with the WHOLE crowd!

Cranberries in bowl

How to make holiday punch

MIX. Pour and mix together the cranberry juice, lemonade, and orange juice in a large punch bowl. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

FINISH. Right before serving, add Sprite and mix. Top with cranberries, orange slices and ice.

Keep it cold: Chilling the soda beforehand will help keep the punch cold. However, you may want to consider freezing some of the punch into ice cubes. This will help the punch stay cold longer and when the cubes do melt the punch doesn’t get watered down. Another idea is to freeze the cranberries. They will also keep the punch cool without watering it down later. 

Storage: Store leftover Thanksgiving punch in the fridge. Due to the carbonation, this drink will eventually go flat, but not for several hours. You can still drink it for many days, but I wouldn’t recommend making it ahead of time days before you’ll be serving it. 

Close up of cranberry holiday punch in pitcher

Impress Your Guests!

There are a few easy things you can do to serve this holiday punch in an appealing way that will wow your holiday guests. 

Rim your glasses with sugar: I’ve always thought rimming a glass with sugar is super fancy. If you would like to go for this look, it’s quite easy. 

  1. Pick your sugar: plain white or coarse turbinado sugar work great. You can even use colored sugar crystals.
  2. Pour the sugar into a bowl or plate that’s larger than the rim of your glasses.
  3. Moisten the rim using citrus juice. Lemon or orange juice both work.
  4. After moistening the rim of the glass dip it in the sugar. 
  5. That’s it. Easy right?

Showcase it: Since this Holiday punch is both delicious and visually appealing, I suggest you serve it in some sort of clear container so you can show off how pretty it is. A drink pitcher, punch bowl or beverage dispenser are all great choices.

We love this holiday punch for it’s ease and flavor and think it will be great for your next holiday party!

Non-alcoholic holiday punch recipe in glasses

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Holiday Punch Recipe

4.95 from 19 votes
This festive and simply delicious holiday punch recipe is full of fall flavor and pizzazz! It is non-alcoholic, making it great for everyone at your holiday get together.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cranberry juice 100% concentrate
  • 8 cups lemonade
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 1 2 liter Sprite or 7UP chilled
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 orange sliced

Instructions
 

  • Pour and mix together the cranberry juice, lemonade, and orange juice in a large punch bowl. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Right before serving, add Sprite and mix. Top with cranberries, orange slices and ice.

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  1. 5 stars
    The whole family loved it! It’s not only delicious, but beautiful! This will definitely be a holiday repeat.

  2. 5 stars
    This is such a fun way to add a bit more theming to your family dinner. I’m going to give them fun glasses to drink it out of too.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m pregnant right now but still want some refreshing mocktail libations! This is so perfect. Bookmarking this for future gatherings!

  4. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe for the first time on Sunday and I absolutely love it! The fresh citrus flavoring was so good. My husband doesn’t like cranberries and even he loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving this year and it was a HIT! It was gone so fast, I’d probably triple it next time.. so yummy!

  6. 5 stars
    very good flavoring. I did not add the fresh fruit to it. This will be a staple juice for a couple weeks. I think it is healthy and bonus vitamin c helps keep you healthy.

  7. 5 stars
    The beauty of this punch really helps elevate it for a special occasion. I love the pop of orange color along with the cranberries.

  8. 5 stars
    This punch is AMAZING 🤩. My husband and I make it for every holiday and it’s always gone so fast! I know Lil Luna recipes will never fail me 👏🏻

  9. 5 stars
    This is always one of my go to drinks to make for a baby shower or party. It’s so pretty and everyone always loves it. It’s just not for Children but it’s a great one to make in Dec.