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Christmas Punch

In 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.

  • Servings: 16
Christmas Punch

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


  • 2 cups chilled pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry juice
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) vodka
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 cup chilled club soda
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 6 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup Simple Syrup


  1. Combine pomegranate and cranberry juice, vodka,
    Cointreau, club soda, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a
    punch bowl. Fill glasses with cranberries frozen in ice cubes,
    and serve. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

Reviews (3)

  • Leeny127 6 Oct, 2014

    My neighbors served this at their Christmas party last year. We moved to another state a few months ago but I loved this punch so much, I contacted them for the recipe so we could serve it to our new neighbors this fall. So very good and gives you just enough of a *kick* if you know what I mean.

  • leolady27 22 Dec, 2013

    Made 2 double batches of this for a holiday party. There wasn't a drop left. Followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. And I got over my fear of making simple syrup...yes, it was very simple. Highly recommend!

  • dobbinsmom 24 Dec, 2011

    WONDERFUL! We served this at our annual Christmas Eve-Eve Dinner and it was a HUGE hit!!! Everyone loved it!!! Thanks Martha and team for yet another home run!!! (PS This is SO easy for a time of year when EVERYTHING is complicated!!!)

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