Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch

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Gather the whole family together and enjoy this Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch for the holiday season. Garnish it with fresh pomegranates, rosemary and mint leaves for the perfect holiday drink!  

ladle of christmas punch held up over a punch bowl.
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Why You'll Love It

  • festive holiday punch that can be made at the last minute
  • goes great with a variety of appetizers at a Christmas party
  • the perfect drink that both kids and adults will love
  • can be served hot or cold which makes it a versatile holiday recipe
  • refreshing non-alcoholic beverage with a variety of fruit flavors

Recipe Highlights

This festive drink includes delicious 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.

The best way to serve this beverage is over ice cubes, but you can also enjoy it warm as Mulled Cider in your crockpot. No matter which version you choose, everyone will enjoy this inviting punch that adds a touch of holiday cheer!

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 any type of 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.

How to Make Christmas Punch

  • Make sure all ingredients are refrigerated 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 gingerale 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.

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 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

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. What an awesome combination!

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 in this punch. 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! Even though this is named a Christmas punch, it 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 punch 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!

non-alcoholic christmas punch on a wooden board.

Top 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 punch will be nice and cold (unless you're making the mulled punch).
  • Add the ginger ale at the last minute so it will still be sparkling when served.

Storage and Freezing

Enjoy 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. Add ginger ale and mix well.

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 a 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. Get the party started with these delicious recipes and a glass or two of holiday punch!

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 2 votes
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 24
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.
  • 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, mint leaves and rosemary sprigs. Save the rest to garnish individual glasses

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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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    How beautiful! This is similar to the punch my momma used to make. But yours is much prettier! Love the pomegranate.

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this Christmas punch in my grandmother’s punch bowl! I like the rosemary garnish. Great idea!

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