Bring your holiday dinner up a notch with this festive, family-friendly Christmas Punch recipe. Throw it together in minutes for a delicious Christmas drink!
This is one of my favorite drink recipes to serve for Christmas dinner or any kind of holiday party. It is so beautiful but couldn’t be easier to make!
The constant in the recipe needs to be the Cranberry Sprite, it adds the fizz and flavor that makes the drink special. You can get creative when choosing what juice to pair with the Sprite! I usually do some variation of cranberry, cran-raspberry and cran-apple are our favorites.
You can even use a frozen juice mix if that’s what you have on hand. Just mix it up according to the package directions and add that in place of the bottled juice.
The sliced oranges add a hint of citrus that is just another beautiful flavor layer in this festive Christmas punch recipe! Don’t skip adding them.
I also add whole cranberries, these are mainly just for looks but do add flavor to the drink over time. They just look so pretty in the serving container!
As usual, you can serve this up as fancy or simple as you’d like. If you want to go all-out, rub some orange on the rim of your glasses and then dip them in sugar. This will give you that beautifully frosted edge you see in these pictures.
I also love to add a few slices of orange zest and some whole cranberries to the glasses for some extra-special Christmas cheer. However you serve it, this Christmas punch is a crowd pleaser and such a great recipe!
Christmas Punch Recipe
- 2 liters cranberry Sprite
- 64 ounces cranberry juice see note
- 3 oranges sliced
- 12 ounces whole cranberries
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Combine all ingredients.
- I like to leave about 1/2 cup of the cranberries aside for garnish.
- You can also slice the zest from the oranges and set aside for garnish before slicing them and adding them to the drink.