What better way to celebrate the holidays than with alcoholic punch recipes! The following adult punch recipes are perfect for gatherings all year long but a few are specific to the holidays (from Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year).
It's nice to have a cocktail that is festive and easy to make. But if you're throwing a party, you need an alcoholic party punch that will serve a crowd.
I love entertaining and sharing drinks with family and friends and serving easy punch recipes keeps things easy and makes the gathering feel special.
My favorite Champagne Punch is an easy one to serve when celebrating anything. And while a Moscow Mule bar is a fun drink idea, nothing says party quite like punch!
Some of the boozy punch recipes feature a mix of traditional cocktail ingredients while the holiday punch features more seasonal flavors (with options for Thanksgiving, other fall gatherings and festive Christmas punch).
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More traditional spiked party punches, like rum punch and sangria, are also included on this list. Browse all the alcoholic punch recipes to see what catches your attention!
And if you leave out the activated charcoal, my Black Vodka Punch that I made for Halloween can be served any time of year. YUM. Plus you can check out the easiest way to make a White Russian for a Crowd.
Why These Recipes Work
If you are hosting a party and need an easy drink recipe that will wow your guests this list is for you!
These delicious punch drink recipes make a bunch so it's easy to share with friends over the holidays.
These festive and fun drinks ensure that guests can serve themselves and you can enjoy the night too.
It's easy to double or triple recipes so you'll never run out. And serving a punch can often be cheaper than providing a full bar for a party.
You're bound to be drawn to at least one recipe on this list and I know it would make a great signature drink to serve your guests.
Easy Punch Recipes with Alcohol
Are you hosting a party? This list of alcoholic punch recipes are festive and delicious! Whether you need a Christmas punch, a holiday punch for Thanksgiving or a spiked party punch recipe, these are great for a crowd.
Best Champagne Punch Recipe
Gather up some of your best girlfriends and enjoy this simple Champagne Punch. With citrus flavors, this recipe is one that everyone will love. I love to serve this one on Christmas morning or for New Year's Day brunch.
Green Jungle Juice Recipe
Green Jungle Juice is an easy fruit punch that you can make even more holiday-ready by adding fresh cranberries or other red fruits!
Sparkling Pomegranate Rum Punch Recipe
The sparkly, sweet taste of the holidays in one perfect punch! Sparkling Pomegranate Rum Punch is fizzy and tart with just enough spice to tantalize your tastebuds.
Strawberry Rose Sangria
Sangria is never a bad idea and this version with rosé and strawberries feels light and fruity. This recipe is easy to make and is made ahead of time making it great for parties.
Sparkling Fall Harvest Punch Recipe
For an unforgettable taste of autumn, mix up this sparkling Harvest Punch recipe to share with friends and family. This easy punch comes together in minutes - it's the perfect way for you or your guests to get their fill before winter chills everything down!
Easy Spiced Pear Fall Punch
This fall punch has spiced rum and Grand Marnier for an amazing flavor combo that you'll love. The cinnamon pear simple syrup gives this recipe tons of flavor.
We Rum This Punch Recipe
While this has a bit of a tropical flavor, the warm spices of the spiced rum make it just right for fall. The cinnamon vanilla syrup is easy to make and adds another layer of spice that your party guests will really enjoy.
Tasty Bacardi Rum Punch
The sweet flavors of this tasty punch include orange juice, lime syrup, and grenadine. Even if there's snow outside, this recipe will make any party even more festive.
Vodka Party Punch
This fruit punch is the perfect drink for your next party or celebration. It's easy to make, so you can have a large batch ready in advance and it even tastes great when frozen!
Pink Moscato Sangria
Pink drinks always feel celebratory and this Pink Moscato Sangria is no different. This is a great recipe to serve at New Year's Eve parties!
Autumn Whiskey Apple Cider Punch Recipe
Whiskey Apple Cider Punch is a favorite of ours to enjoy at holiday parties every year. Your guests will love it too!
Pomegranate Cranberry Punch
The pomegranate and cranberry give this tart fruit flavor that is celebratory and delicious! It's a great alcoholic punch for any holiday party or New Years bash.
This punch is the perfect drink to enjoy at your next party. The wintery flavor combination of tequila, cranberry juice and orange liqueur are a match made in heaven.
Cranberry Peach Prosecco Punch
This punch is a fun way to get your drink on for the new year! This Cranberry Peach Prosecco Punch will have everyone in awe of how refreshing it can be. The tartness from both fruit flavors balances out nicely with every sip, making this cocktail perfect at any brunch or party you throw on New Year's Eve night
Sparkling Pomegranate Vodka Punch
This deep red Sparkling Pomegranate Vodka Punch is the perfect drink for your holiday gathering. It will make an elegant and festive addition to any party, with its tangy flavor that's sure not be forgotten!
Coquito is a Puerto Rican punch recipe that is traditionally served at the holidays. You might love it enough to make it part of all your holiday parties. With coconut milk and warm fall spices, this is a unique cocktail idea that you can serve a crowd.
Lemonade Prosecco Punch
Lemonade mixed with Prosecco create a winning duo. I love the sweetness and citrus combination. With flavors everyone loves, this is a perfect party punch idea.
Christmas Punch Recipe
This easy recipe for Christmas punch uses rum and a handful of other fruits to create a pretty and tasty drink. Make this ahead of time so the punch has plenty of time to infuse with Christmas flavors.
Polyjuice Potion Cocktail
This recipe takes a classic Sherbet Punch and makes it party-ready with the addition of vodka. With flavors that everyone loves, it's a great punch to make for a crowd! It's a total classic! (Apparently, this is a Harry Potter-inspired recipe but I've never seen the movie so...)
Sparkling Cranberry Vodka Punch
Just when you thought punch recipes couldn't get any easier along comes this simple four-ingredient punch. It's not only loaded with flavoring but it's actually quite refreshing, too. And the color makes it perfect for Christmas.
Warm pomegranate punch
No alcoholic punch recipes list would be done without at least one warm cocktail. This Warm Pomegranate Punch is cozy and perfect to sip with friends and family.
Hint: You can also turn your favorite cocktail into a larger batch pretty easily. This works best for recipes that feature more non-alcoholic ingredients than liquor.
Skip the martinis and instead look for drink recipes that are heavy on juices and sodas.
As long as you have a large bowl or pitcher, you can make an alcoholic party punch for a crowd. And aside from a spoon to stir it with, punches are super easy to make and serve.
For Serving Punch
- This Footed Punch Bowl feels modern and fresh. And matching glasses are available.
- This Hammered Copper Punch Bowl would be gorgeous on a beverage bar.
- Punch can be served in a dispenser too!
- This traditional Punch Bowl Set keeps serving easy and things looking good but comes in modern colors.
- Doesn't everyone need a punch fountain? I feel like I do...
- Set out garnishes so guests can customize their final drink.
- Think about the ice and make a plan before the party. Will you serve the punch chilled but without ice to help with dilution? Or will you make one large ice block to keep it cool?
- If you are serving a warm punch, keep it in the crockpot so it stays at the perfect temperature.
- If the punch has any fizzy ingredients in them, make sure you add them right before or as your guests arrive so they don't fall flat.
- Consider keeping a back up batch ready in the fridge to refreshen the punch bowl as needed.
- When serving a crowd, use cups that are on the smaller side. It will stretch out the recipe and keep people from getting too rowdy.
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