Punch Recipes

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.

Staff Picks

Warm Cider and Rum Punch

Rating: 4 stars 389
For a fun and festive holiday gathering, make this crowd-pleasing spiked punch.

Shrunken Heads in Cider

Rating: 3.5 stars 257
This one-of-a-kind Halloween recipe is courtesy of viewer Allison DiNatale. Granny Smith apples are peeled, cored, and halved, then receive a spooky carving. They're baked until dehydrated to give them a "shrunken" appearance. Float in large punch bowl with apple cider, lemonade, and spiced rum (if desired).

Garden-of-Evil Punch

Beckoning jewel-toned fruits are cleverly frozen into a block of ice using a cake pan, then floated atop a Halloween punch spiked with sake and plum wine. Pomegranate juice gives the drink a very apt blood-red hue.

Southern Comfort Punch

Freezing the citrus slices keeps this refreshing punch cold without using ice.

Lemon Drop Champagne Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 372
Lemon complements just about everything beautifully, making it the logical flavor choice for a celebratory Champagne and vodka punch.

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 799
We used Champagne in this punch, but other sparkling white wines, such as Prosecco, are equally festive and just as good.

Rum Punch

Rating: 3 stars 466
This delicious rum punch recipe is courtesy of Nikki Elkins and was inspired by her visit to Honduras.

Amaretto-Bourbon Punch

Rating: 4 stars 319
A punch of robust bourbon is mellowed by the addition of sweet amaretto, seltzer, and sparkling apple juice. Serve the drinks with Smoked Trout Toasts.

Tropical Ginger Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 212
Pass a pitcher of this refreshing summertime punch at a party, or with a bowl of chips.

Spiced Rum Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 63
This festive punch will get your party started and keep it rolling all night.

Raspberry-Lemonade Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 280
This easy punch can be made right before serving.

Christmas Punch

Rating: 3.5 stars 1162
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mocktail Recipes You'll Actually Want to Try
In addition to your signature drink, concoct a nonalcoholic cocktail that guests—underage or otherwise—can toast, without getting toasted.
Blood Orange Punch
Rating: Unrated 149
This recipe was also featured on "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn."
Christmas Rum Punch
Rating: 3 stars 271

A 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