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This Holiday Punch is bright and beautiful, featuring wine, ginger ale and fruit juice! It’s a crowd pleaser that’s ideal for entertaining.

Holiday Punch

Here’s stunning recipe for entertaining: try this Holiday Punch! It’s bright and bubbly, topped with citrus fruits, berries and herbs. Sparkling wine makes sweet tart bubbles, complemented by ginger ale, orange liqueur and pineapple juice. Take one sip and you’ll immediately want to take another! This punch recipe makes 12 servings and is ideal for any sort of gathering: for holidays or any time of the year. Here’s how it’s made!

What’s in this Holiday Punch recipe?

This Holiday Punch is an alcoholic punch recipe, but you can easily make it non-alcoholic as well (see the section below). Here’s what you’ll need to combine in a large punch bowl:

  • Champagne or Prosecco, or dry white wine
  • Ginger ale
  • Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
  • Pineapple Juice
Holiday punch

Chill all ingredients (no need for ice)

There’s no need for ice in this Holiday Punch: in fact, you should avoid using it! Ice dilutes a punch, making the flavor weaker. In some cocktails it’s necessary. But it’s not needed here: the best flavor comes from simply chilling all ingredients before you serve! You can get away with not chilling the Cointreau, but everything else should be chilled.

Sparkling wine adds bubbles, or use white wine

This Holiday Punch is fantastic with sparking wine, because it boost the bubbles! We prefer a good Prosecco to champagne, because it’s less expensive and has great flavor! But you could use a dry white wine instead. Here are the differences between these sparkling wine options:

  • Champagne: French sparkling wine (the most expensive choice). It tastes bubbly and fruity, with undertones of almond and orange. A good bottle costs $30 to $40, so you may want to save that for drinking straight.
  • Prosecco: Italian sparkling wine. It’s a little sweeter than champagne: fruity and flowery, with notes of apple, pear and lemon. A good bottle costs about $15.
  • Cava: Spanish sparkling wine. It has more citrus notes, and is a little more savory and less fruity. It also typically costs around $15.
Champagne Punch

How to garnish Holiday Punch

The best part of this Holiday Punch? The beautiful garnishes! It’s gorgeous topped with citrus wheels and herbs. Here’s what we used as garnishes and a few other ideas:

  • Orange, lemon, or lime slices
  • Pineapple rings
  • Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Raspberries or blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Fresh herbs like mint, rosemary, or thyme

Make it a non-alcoholic holiday punch

Want to make this recipe into a non-alcoholic holiday punch? You can do that too! Here’s what to substitute:

  • For the sparkling wine, substitute sparkling cider
  • For the Cointreau, substitute orange juice

More holiday drink recipes

Want more drink ideas for entertaining? Here are a few more holiday drink recipes or punch recipes you might enjoy:

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Holiday Punch

Holiday Punch

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


This Holiday Punch is bright and beautiful, featuring wine, ginger ale and fruit juice! It’s a crowd pleaser that’s ideal for entertaining.


  • 2 bottles Champagne or Prosecco, or dry white wine*
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • ½ cup Cointreau* (or Triple Sec)
  • 2 cups pineapple Juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Raspberries or cranberries, for garnish
  • Mint leaves or rosemary leaves, for garnish


  1. Chill all liquids. Just before serving, combine the sparkling wine or white wine, ginger ale, Cointreau and pineapple juice in a large punch bowl.
  2. Top with the orange wheels, lemon wheels, raspberries or cranberries, and herbs as a garnish. Serve immediately. Bubbles dissipate after about 20 minutes, so it’s best served immediately (but still tastes great without bubbles).


*For a non-alcoholic punch, substitute sparkling cider for the sparkling wine and orange juice for the Cointreau.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Punch
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Holiday punch, holiday punch recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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