Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch

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Enjoy this festive Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch made with cranberry juice and ginger ale that the whole family will enjoy during the holiday season! It takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and will be a big hit at your Christmas parties throughout the holidays.

Garnish this non alcoholic punch with fresh pomegranates, rosemary and mint leaves for the perfect drink that pairs well with both appetizers and holiday dinner.

ladle of christmas punch held up over a punch bowl.
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Why This Recipe Works

  • Quick & Easy: this fun and festive drink assembles in just 10 minutes!
  • Pairs Well: goes great with a variety of appetizers at a Christmas party
  • Family Friendly: suitable for both kids and adults
  • Versatile: serve it hot or cold which makes it a versatile holiday party drink
  • Delicious: refreshing non-alcoholic beverage is easy to make with a variety of fruit flavors

Christmas punch is a delicious blend of cranberry juice, pomegranate juice and raspberry lemonade. Simply add chilled ginger ale or lemon-lime soda to create a festive bubbly fizz!

Garnish this non alcoholic party drink with sliced pomegranate, fresh cranberries, rosemary and mint to make a beautiful holiday beverage the whole family will love.

This festive drink includes fruit juices and garnishes which look stunning when added to a large punch bowl in the center of your holiday table. It compliments any type of party appetizer and makes Christmas dinner even more special.

two glasses of non-alcoholic beverage with rosemary and cranberries.

Ingredients

You'll love this easy Christmas punch recipe that uses simple ingredients you can find in your local grocery store. The combination of cranberry juice with pomegranate and raspberry- lemonade is absolutely delicious.

See recipe card for quantities.

  • pomegranate juice - Pom brand in the refrigerated section works well
  • pure cranberry juice - purchase bottled cranberry juice that is 100% juice
  • raspberry lemonade - look for Simply brand in the refrigerated section
  • ginger ale - adds the sparkle and fizz to this drink
  • whole cranberries - fresh cranberries are an easy way to add Christmas cheer
  • pomegranate slices - buy a large pomegranate without any bruises
  • fresh mint and rosemary - a great way to add beautiful garnishes and flavor
punch bowl up above glasses on a wooden board.

Instructions

  • Refrigerate ingredients overnight so they will be cold when serving.
  • In a large punch bowl or glass container, mix pomegranate juice, cranberry juice and raspberry lemonade together. Add ginger ale just before punch is ready to serve and stir in the bubbles!
  • Slice a fresh pomegranate and add slices to the bowl. They will float for hours! Add a few fresh whole cranberries and rosemary sprigs. Save the rest to garnish individual glasses.
  • Serve it over plenty of ice for the best flavor!

Make it Boozy

If you'd like to add a little extra holiday spirit and make this beverage a holiday cocktail, try adding a splash of white rum, vodka or sparkling wine to the mix. Serve it over plenty of ice for a bubbly drink your adult guests will love.

a glass of non-alcoholic Christmas punch with cranberries and mint.

Serve it Hot or Cold

This is one of the best Christmas punch recipes to enjoy both hot or cold. I like to heat it up while decorating the Christmas tree and serve it with Santa's Chocolate Chip Cookies. Or, enjoy it for breakfast with Apple Pie Filled Cinnamon Rolls!

To serve it as a hot beverage, mix all ingredients (except ginger ale) in a dutch oven or large pot and allow it to simmer over low heat until cranberries pop open. Add ¼ cup brown sugar if desired and stir well.

Throw in a few cinnamon sticks for extra flavor. Pour into decorate mugs and garnish with whole cranberries and a sprig of rosemary and mint.

Variations

  • Substitute orange juice, pineapple juice or limeade for any of the fruit juices.
  • Add cinnamon sticks and ground cloves for a spiced punch.
  • Use club soda instead of ginger ale if you want your punch to be less sweet.
cranberries, rosemary and pomegranate punch in a bowl with ladle.

Recipe FAQS

What other garnishes can be used?

Any type of fruit that can be sliced looks beautiful. Try orange slices, pears, kiwi or limes for a completely different taste and presentation.

Can this punch be served at other times beside Christmas?

Absolutely! This beverage can be served at bridal showers, baby showers and even weddings. The flavors are incredible and can be customized by changing colors of fruit juices.

What is the most popular drink at Christmas?

The most popular Christmas drink is eggnog, followed closely by Mulled Wine or Wassail. What makes this drink so great is that it's alcohol-free! That means both kids and adults can enjoy it together, which is what the holidays are all about.

Can alcohol be added?

Yes, you can add white rum, bourbon, vodka or sparkling wine to this recipe if desired. However, make sure you're only serving it to adults if you choose to go this route.

non-alcoholic christmas punch on a wooden board.

Pro Tips

  • Save the pomegranate arils and eat them on yogurt, oatmeal or salads! Not only are they delicious, they're high in antioxidants and vitamin C.
  • For best results, refrigerate juices and ginger ale overnight so this beverage will be nice and cold (unless you're making the mulled version).
  • Add the ginger ale at the last minute so it will still be sparkling when served.
  • The garnishes make this recipe! If you don't have pomegranate, substitute sliced oranges, pears or limes.
  • If serving to small children, be sure to omit the cranberries to prevent choking.

Storing Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freeze leftovers in a clean, empty milk jug for up to 6 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 3 days and cut jug open with scissors over a bowl or large container. Add ginger ale and mix well. Garnish as desired.

two glasses of christmas punch on a wooden board.

What to Serve with Christmas Punch

I have precious memories of gathering with family on Christmas Eve and watching our kids open gifts from their grandparents. We always made this non-alcoholic Christmas punch recipe to go with Sausage Balls and an adorable Pigs in a Blanket wreath!

This refreshing beverage goes great with your favorite appetizers at holiday parties. It's the perfect pairing with an Aldi Charcuterie Board if you're expecting a big crowd.

Serve it with Pimento Cheese and crackers alongside Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. You can also display an elegant spread of Raspberry Cheese Bites with a Holiday Cheese Ball Trio or Cream Cheese Ball.

Candied Bacon Pecans are a crunchy and savory snack that tastes great with Christmas punch and Oyster Cracker Candy.

More Holiday Beverages

Recipe Card

ladle filled with Christmas punch being served into glasses.

Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch

The whole family will enjoy this Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch that's garnished with pomegranates, mint leaves and rosemary for the perfect holiday drink!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings24
Calories: 111kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces pomegranate juice (Pom brand is good)
  • 64 ounces cranberry juice (100% juice is best)
  • 52 ounces raspberry lemonade (Simply brand works well)
  • 2 liters ginger ale (can substitute club soda)
  • 1 fresh pomegranate (sliced)
  • 6 sprigs fresh rosemary (garnish)
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (garnish)
  • 12 ounce pkg. fresh cranberries (garnish)

Instructions

  • If possible, refrigerate juices and ginger ale overnight so they will be cold when serving. If you don't have time to do this, mix with ice instead.
  • In a large punch bowl or glass container, mix pomegranate juice, cranberry juice and raspberry lemonade together.
    16 ounces pomegranate juice, 64 ounces cranberry juice, 52 ounces raspberry lemonade
  • Add ginger ale just before punch is ready to serve and stir in the bubbles!
    2 liters ginger ale
  • Slice a fresh pomegranate and add slices to the bowl. They will float for hours!
    1 fresh pomegranate
  • Add a few fresh whole cranberries, mint leaves and rosemary sprigs. Save the rest to garnish individual glasses.
    1 bunch fresh mint, 12 ounce pkg. fresh cranberries, 6 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Serve over plenty of ice for best flavor.

Notes

  • Add the ginger ale at the last minute so it will still be sparkling when served.
  • Store leftover punch in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze leftovers in a clean, empty milk jug for up to 6 months.Thaw in the refrigerator for 3 days and cut jug open with scissors over a punch bowl or large container. Freshen punch with ginger ale just before serving. 
  • View the Google Web Story for Christmas Punch! 

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this Christmas punch in my grandmother’s punch bowl! I like the rosemary garnish. Great idea!

  2. 5 stars
    How beautiful! This is similar to the punch my momma used to make. But yours is much prettier! Love the pomegranate.

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