These punch recipe ideas will be a hit at your next party. Whether you are looking for a non-alcoholic or alcoholic drink, these beverages really pack a punch. Try our wine sangria recipes or even rum punches at your next party.
Refreshing Summer DrinksLooking for that perfect cool-down beverage for those long, hot summer days? From fruity to fizzy, here are 24 of our favorite drinks from "The Martha Stewart Show."AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Daniel Webster's PunchSherry, Bordeaux, Champagne, rum, and black tea meld with fruit in this knockout punch recipe that's adapted from "The Steward & Barkeeper's Manual" (1869). It can easily be doubled to serve a larger crowd.
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7 Steps to the Perfect PunchThe expert mixologists at Hella Bitter tell us the fundamentals of creating a delicious concoction. Follow their guidelines and you will be sure to impress your guests this holiday season!
Sangria, Summer Punches, and Coolers
A pitcher of cool, refreshing sangria or punch makes any barbecue or summer party a little more special. Browse our collection of red, white, and pink sangrias, as well as fresh, fruity coolers and punch recipes, both alcoholic and alcohol-free, made with watermelon, pineapple, cucumber, raspberries, and more summer fruit.
Holiday Punch Recipes
Chose from our best holiday punch recipes, including Blood-Orange Punch, Sparkling Shiraz Punch, Lemon Drop Champagne Punch, and Mulled White-Wine Sangria.
Christmas PunchIn the 17th century, employees of the British East India Company discovered punch, a beguiling combination of spirits, water, lemon, sugar, and spices that became synonymous with good cheer and festive celebrations all over Europe. Here, pomegranate and lemon sharpen the sunny New World flavor of cranberries.
Christmas Rum PunchA dash of seasonal cinnamon ensures this refreshing rum punch recipe from Locanda Verde bartender Naren Young will be a welcome addition to any holiday party. Also Try: Horse and Carriage Punch
Holiday Cocktails, Punches, and Drinks
These festive drink recipes will infuse any party with holiday cheer.
Blood Orange PunchThis recipe was also featured on "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn."
Rum PunchThis delicious rum punch recipe is courtesy of Nikki Elkins and was inspired by her visit to Honduras.
Holiday Citrus PunchSpreading good cheer is easy -- greet guests with a citrusy twist on punch.
Pisco PunchPisco punch was wildly popular at a San Francisco saloon called the Bank Exchange, whose tight-lipped owner took the recipe to his grave in 1926. There it stayed until an enterprising historian reconstructed the heavenly drink in the 1970s.
Pomegranate-Champagne PunchWe used Champagne in this punch, but other sparkling white wines, such as Prosecco, are equally festive and just as good.
Amaretto-Bourbon PunchA punch of robust bourbon is mellowed by the addition of sweet amaretto, seltzer, and sparkling apple juice. Serve the drinks with Smoked Trout Toasts.
Lemon Drop Champagne PunchRecipe
Blood-Moon PunchSpike grown-up ghouls' glasses with an ounce (or two) of vodka. You can order candy bats at candywarehouse.com.Recipe
Hibiscus PunchHibiscus in punch imparts brilliant color and a tangy flavor.Recipe
Peach Tea PunchAlmost any type of fruit nectar can be substituted for peach for equally delectable results. We especially like the exotic flavor of mango.Recipe
Lingonberry PunchThe tiny, tart fruit known as lingonberries are widely available in Scandinavia, and are also grown in small amounts in the United States. Check your local farmers' markets. Since they are part of the cranberry family, you can also make this refreshing drink with frozen cranberries and their juice.Recipe
Mary Brockman’s Favorite Pimm’s CupA perennial favorite in England, a Pimm's Cup is a punch that is made from Pimm's No. 1 -- a gin-based drink first sold in 1859 -- and ginger ale or soda, garnished with mint, strawberries, lemons, and cucumbers.Recipe
Gin DandyIf you haven't sipped spiked punchy lately, it's time to revisit the easy-to-make communal cocktail.Recipe
Sorrel PunchThis is a popular Jamaican drink. Sorrel is also sold under the name dried hibiscus or Jamaica flowers.Recipe
Eggnog with Rum and BourbonIn our vanilla-scented version of eggnog, two liquors are whisked into a custard base -- a combination that makes this drink the perfect headliner for your next holiday party.Recipe
Champagne Punch for TwoCelebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic and pretty drink designed specially for couples.Recipe
Orangeade SunsetThis nonalcoholic beverage is a bright and refreshing alternative to mimosas and bellinis and perfect for brunches.Video
Cucumber-Infused Gin and Grapefruit Cocktail
Make your own cucumber-infused gin for this delicious fizzy cocktail.Video
Delicious Sparkling Strawberry CocktailA prosecco cocktail is exactly what the warmer weather calls for and this recipe for a sparkling strawberry drink is the perfect way to welcome the season.Recipe
Spiced Pomegranate PunchA spicy blend of pomegranate and orange juices and apple cider is served warm.Post
Doesn’t Everyone Need a (Gin) Drink Around the Holidays?
Sas Stewart of Stonecutter Spirits came by the test kitchen to demo some special cocktails she created just for us. You need these recipes in your party repetoire!Post
Shake and Stir Your Way to Better Cocktails with These Pro Tips and Tricks
One of our favorite mixologists, Sas Stewart of Stonecutter Spirits, has insider tips and bartending techniques for crafting great cocktails at home.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Adonis PunchFloat cranberry ice cubes for a more festive punch bowl -- drop 1 or 2 cranberries into each ice cube mold before filling with water and freezing. This recipe comes from Sas Stewart of Stonecutter Spirits.Gallery
How to Make Eggnog, Our Step-by-Step Guide (with Recipes!)
It’s not Yuletide until the eggnog starts flowing -- and our recipe for the classic drink is particularly festive. Here's how to get it just right.Recipe
Fruity Ice WreathIf you're serving punch for a party, keep it chilled -- and flavorful -- with a fruity ice wreath. The wreath can be stored in the freezer, wrapped in plastic, up to 1 month.