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These easy punch recipes make entertaining a breeze! They’re quick to make with both non-alcoholic and alcoholic punch options.

Punch recipes

Looking for an easy festive party drink? Think punch! It’s quick to make a large batch that feeds a crowd, and even better: it makes and impressive centerpiece for the table. Garnish it with fresh citrus, fruits, and herbs, and your guests won’t be able to resist ladling out a drink. Here are our top 5 punch recipes for entertaining, including both alcoholic punch recipes and non-alcoholic variations. Tip: If you’re serving a crowd that includes kids and adults avoiding alcohol, let your guests spike the drink after ladling it out of the bowl!

And now…5 great punch recipes for parties!

Other types of punch

There’s another type of punch we didn’t include here: single serving punch cocktails! These classic drinks are made to order in a single serving, instead of being served in a punch bowl. Here are a few classic punch cocktails:

  • Try Rum Punch, a single serving punch with two types of rum, pineapple juice, orange, lime and grenadine
  • Go for Milk Punch or Bourbon Milk Punch, a historic drink made with brandy or bourbon, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract
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Party punch

Party Punch Recipe

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 16 1x


This Party Punch recipe is fruity and pleases everyone! Enjoy the delicious flavors of cranberry and pineapple (and spike it if you like).


  • 64 ounces cranberry or pomegranate 100% juice blend, chilled
  • 32 ounces pineapple juice, chilled
  • 32 ounces ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 750 ml bottle aged rum (optional)*
  • For the garnish: Orange, lemon and lime slices, fresh mint leaves


  1. Add the cranberry juice blend (or pomegranate juice), pineapple juice, and ginger ale to a punch bowl. Add the rum, if using. Garnish with orange, lime and lemon slices and fresh mint leaves.


*Or, make it both alcoholic and non alcoholic! Spike the drink after you ladle it out of the punch bowl: add 2 ounces rum to 8 ounces (1 cup) punch.

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

Keywords: Punch recipes

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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