This Christmas Day Punch is a lovely fruity punch for the grown-ups, containing prosecco and a good dash of vodka
A great way to keep your guest's drinks topped up - or let them fill up themselves!
I've included some instructions below for a non-boozy version too.
As usual I'm totally unprepared for Christmas. However I have done the service of testing out several glasses of this boozy Christmas punch for you. It's ok, no need to thank me 😁
I've had this Christmas cocktail recipe on the blog for a few years now, and we make it every Christmas as an easy way to keep everyone's drinks filled.
The last thing I want on Christmas day, when I'm rushing around the kitchen preparing dinner, is people under my feet, in and out of the fridge, getting drinks.
I love that this giant bowl will keep everyone going for ages!
I thought it was time to update the photos and get a video out for you guys too!
📋 What do we need?
- Pomegranate juice - go for a good brand, rather than a diluted version. I use POM, but any 100% pomegranate juice will be fine.
- Cranberries - fresh or frozen - either is fine. We're just adding them for a pop of Christmassy colour (they're too bitter to eat).
- Clementine juice - I like this Christmassy feel of this, but you can replace with pure orange juice if you can't find clementine juice.
🔪 How to make this Christmas Punch
Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.
- Start by adding a large bag of ice to the punch bowl (unless you're making this a couple of hours ahead - see notes in the recipe card for making ahead).
- Add in the cranberry juice, pomegranate juice and clementine juice.
- Next in goes the juice of two limes, 3 sliced limes, 3 sliced clementines, fresh/frozen cranberries and the seeds from a pomegranate.
- For the alcohol, add in a bottle of prosecco and 300ml (1 ¼ cups) of vodka and stir it all together.
- Add some fresh mint leaves before serving.
👩🍳PRO TIP - make sure your punch bowl is large enough! My punch bowl is 6.6 litres (7 quart).
🍽️ More ideas for your Christmas table
- Traditional Roast Turkey < of course!
- Cranberry Brie Bites
- Cheesecake stuffed Strawberries (or my Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries)
- Sausage Roll Wreath (or my Vegetarian Sausage Rolls)
- BBQ Chicken Wings
- French Pressed Sandwich Bites
- Baked Cauliflower Wings - Asian Style
- Salted Caramel Banoffee Bites
And don't forget to check out my most important tips for a stress-free Christmas
In order to make this amazing Christmas Punch you will need:
- A good Kitchen knife for slicing the Fruit.
- Chopping Board
- Measuring Jug
- A Citrus Press
- Punch Bowl. Sorry I couldn't find the one I use in my post as it's no longer available - however, I think this one is nice.
📺 Watch how to make it
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I really hope you guys get the chance to relax and enjoy the holidays too. A glass of this punch in one hand, a sausage roll in the other, and a small child shooting nerf gun darts at you repeatedly (hey they've got to have fun too!). It's what Christmas is all about.
Happy holidays xxx
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Christmas Punch Recipe
- Ice - (1 large bag)
- 2 litres (3 ½ pints or approx 8 ½ cups) cranberry juice
- 700 ml (3 cups) pomegranate juice - I used Pom juice for a stronger flavour
- 500 ml (2 cups) clementine juice (use orange juice if you can’t find clementine juice)
- Juice of 2 limes
- 3 limes - sliced
- 3 clementines - sliced
- 100 g (1 cup) fresh or frozen cranberries
- Seeds from 1 pomegranate
- 1 bottle of prosecco - (75cl or 3.1 cups)
- 300 ml (1 ¼ cups) vodka
- Small bunch of mint leaves
- Add a bag of ice to the punch bowl (See Note 1 if making ahead).
- Pour in the cranberry juice, pomegranate juice and clementine juice .
- Add the juice of 2 limes and stir.
- Add the lime slices, clementine slices, cranberries and pomegranate seeds.
- Pour in the prosecco and vodka. Stir and sprinkle on fresh mint leaves.
Make the rest of the punch a few hours ahead, then add the ice, prosecco and vodka. Stir together and top with the mint leaves. Note 2: Alcohol-free version Don't add the prosecco and vodka, instead add an extra 300ml (1 ¼ cups) clementine or orange juice, plus 750ml (or about 3.1 cups) or sparkling red or white grape juice. I like to use Schloer, but you can use your favourite. Note 3: Scaling down the recipe This recipe makes around 18 cups of punch. You can scale down the recipe by half or three quarter sticking to the same ratios. Nutrition info is for one serving of this recipe (approx 240ml or 1 cup).
This recipe was first published in December 2016. Updated in December 2020 with new photos, tips and recipe video.
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What a beautiful recipe. I've got it all made and waiting for guests.
Tom Weiss says
Made your Xmas punch yesterday it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it there was not a drop left. Thanks again for another great recipe.
PS have your salad book as gifts to our foodie friends
Tom and Cindy
I was looking for such of recepie,I found this in good time.
Thank you very much!
Our friends made this over the festive period and although you call it Christmas Day punch I'm going to be making it over the Bank Holiday in May, because it's delicious and a great drink for a get together. Planning our menu already.
I came across your blog on Pinterest via this lovely punch picture, this looks so Christmassy and delicious. Can't wait to try it! Thank you.
Nicky Corbishley says
Thanks Julie, hope you enjoy it 🙂