Punch Recipes for Your Holiday Party

La Patria Punch from Serious Eats

Holiday entertaining means getting out the old punch bowl and filling it up with some cheer! While I still stand by last year’s holiday punch picks, there are so many more delicious and creative ways to get your drink on during the holiday season that I rounded up a few more holiday punches this year, too. Enjoy!

Spiced Persimmon Punch ~ If you’re looking to do something unexpected yet totally appropriate for your holiday punch, this is it. Pear and cranberry usually grab all the fruity attention around the holidays, but persimmons pair just as well with spices … and some brandy and wine. Bonus: Persimmons are pretty!

Sparkling Rum and Pomegranate Punch ~ Tart pomegranate and lime juice balances well with aged Jamaican rum and a splash of orange bitters for a pleasing punch. Keep it cold with a gorgeous pomegranate-and-lime ice block. Festive!

La Patria Punch ~ Cognac, fruit, and sparkling wine. There is no way you can go wrong with that combination. This simple recipe dates back to 1862, so you can feel like you’re a part of history as you dip into the punch bowl one more time.

Hot Gingerbread Punch~ Dark beer + dark rum + lots of spices give = gingerbread flavor. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon to turn this hot punch into a drinkable Christmas gift.

Italian Sparkling Citrus Punch ~ With all the holiday buffets and Christmas cookies, this light and refreshing lemon and prosecco punch could be just the thing. Top it off with a few lemon twists as a garnish and it’s time to party.

Holiday Party Punches

Long Hello punch from Bon Appetit

Make one of these holiday punches, so you can sit down and enjoy the party instead of being stuck behind the bar. These punches are all so different, yet each of them is Christmas-y. Happy Holidays!

Wassail Punch ~ Get in the Christmas spirit with a traditional warm spiced punch made with apples, spices and sherry or Madeira.

Bolliwood Punch ~ An exotic twist on a sweet and citrusy punch, made with rum, brandy, freshly squeezed orange juice, and cardamom.

The Long Hello ~ Simple. Elegant. Festive. All you need is Calvados (or applejack/apple brandy), champagne, bitters, and a little nutmeg.

Desert Snow Tequila Punch ~ If eggnog isn’t your thing, start a new holiday tradition by trying this punch made with horchata, tequila, and falernum.

Brandy Milk Punch ~ This is a 19th century holiday classic made with milk, vanilla, and brandy. It’s a great after-dinner cozy drink.