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Get into the festive holiday spite with this Christmas Pomegranate Punch. Sweet pomegranate juice, fresh orange juice, cranberry, lime, orange liquor, and vodka mixed with rosemary, ginger beer, and bubbly champagne. Stir everything together to create the perfect holiday Christmas punch that’s both festive and delicious. Everyone will love this at your next holiday party! Tis’ the season!

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Happy Holiday Cocktail Saturday everyone! Are we starting to get excited for all the upcoming Christmas parties? I know many have already begun! I had my first of the season just yesterday. And while the drinks were flowing, the party could have used a good punch!

After sharing my Thanksgiving punch a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to create a punch that would be perfect for Christmas!

This punch is exactly that, it’s Christmastime in a cup! Or Christmastime in a punch bowl!

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The details

What’s amazing about most punch recipes is just how simple they are. I didn’t want this to be fussy at all, so nothing fancy here!

It’s a mix of everything we love most about wintertime and the holidays.

First, mix up the base punch mix. Pomegranate juice, orange juice – preferably fresh, and cranberry juice. Oh, and lime juice too! Make sure each juice has no added sugar.

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Then the liquor, a mix of Cointreau (orange liquor) and vodka. Add the juices to a big punch bowl. Then stir in fresh rosemary. At this point, the mix can be chilled until you’re ready to serve.

Just before serving, pour over your favorite bottle of champagne and spicy, sweet ginger beer. I then mix in orange slices and pomegranate seeds.

For serving, I add sugared cranberry and garnish each drink with fresh rosemary.

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This Christmas-time punch is perfect for any and all of your upcoming parties. But it’s also great to enjoy with a small group of family or friends. I love that it’s not loaded with added sugars like most punch recipes. Plus, it is SO EASY to make.

For friends who don’t drink, you’ve still got them covered, simply make the mocktail variation!

I hope you all enjoy this very fun drink and that it brings plenty of holiday cheer to your festive night!

Christmas Pomegranate Punch (+ mocktail) | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other easy punch recipes?? Here are my favorites: 

Sparkling Christmas Party Punch

Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch

Spiced Cranberry Punch

Christmas Sangria

Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned Pitcher

Lastly, if you make this Christmas Pomegranate Punch, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Christmas Punch

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 274 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pitcher, combine the pomegranate juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, Cointreau, and vodka. Stir until combined. Add the rosemary and 1-2 star anise (if you like). Chill until ready to serve. 
    2. Just before serving, add ice to your punch bowl. Pour over the champagne and ginger beer. Mix in the apple/orange slices and pomegranate arils.
    3. Add ice to cocktail glasses and pour over the punch. Serve with sugared cranberries and rosemary.

Sugared Cranberries

  • 1. In a medium bowl, stir together 2 cups fresh cranberries with 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey. Let sit 10-15 minutes. Strain the cranberries, then add them to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
    2. Toss the cranberries with 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar until all the cranberries are coated. Allow the cranberries to dry in a single layer for at least one hour.
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Christmas Mocktail Punch

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 153 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pitcher, combine the pomegranate juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, and apple cider vinegar. Stir until combined. Add the rosemary and 1-2 star anise (if you like). Chill until ready to serve. 
    2. Just before serving, add ice to your punch bowl. Pour over the sparkling white grape juice and ginger beer. Mix in the apple/orange slices and pomegranate arils.
    3. Add ice to cocktail glasses and pour over the punch. Serve with sugared cranberries and rosemary.
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  1. 5 stars
    Wonderful! This is our new holiday tradition! I made the mocktail for Christmas brunch… everyone loved it, even my 16 year old nephew. I made the cocktail, New Year’s Eve… also a huge hit. I did substitute the champagne and sparkling grape juice for sparkling cranberry apple juice that I already had on hand… delicious! The finished punch is more tart then sweet. The hint of rosemary adds depth… do not skip the rosemary. Perfect combination of flavors.

    1. Hey Kara,
      Happy Sunday!!❄️ I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for trying it out and sharing your feedback! xx

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for NYE and it was a hit! My friends always bring their own beverages, but I make a “signature” drink each year. They never drink it all, this year they did!

    Thanks!

  3. I made both versions for Christmas Eve gathering and everyone loved them!
    I did have some mocktail left over- ant thoughts on how long it would keep in fridge?
    Love your recipes!

    1. Hey Robin,
      Happy New Year!🎆🎈 I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear it was enjoyed! I would say 2 weeks in the fridge:) xx

  4. 5 stars
    Make the mock tail and then if some guests prefer alcohol, I added one oz of grand marnier and one oz of pomegranate liquor over ice to a tall glass then fill with punch. Amazing!

    1. Hey Angie,
      Wonderful!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Thanks for your comment! xx

    1. Hey Laura,
      Sure, you could do rum, tequila would also be great! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! Cheers! xx

    1. Hey Shandry,
      Sure, that would work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! Cheers! xT

  5. 5 stars
    Made this for Christmas and it was a HIT! So well balanced, not too sweet! It honestly reminded me more of a specialty cocktail, than a punch. highly recommend, and will definitely be making it again!

    1. Hey Abigail,
      Awesome!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and appreciate you giving it a try! xT

  6. 5 stars
    Just a heads up! whenever I try to save the mocktail recipe to my recipe box, the original version saves instead. Excited to make the mocktail version for my family!

    1. Hi Natalia,
      They are both going to save because it’s just the whole recipe page that saves to the recipe box, there’s really nothing we can do about that. Sorry! xx

  7. 5 stars
    Such a yummy cocktail for our Christmas Eve gathering! It was so refreshing with all the rich food. We subbed rum for vodka and it was also delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    Not too sweet. Great flavor and is very festive for Christmas Eve. I served it in Vintage Champagne flutes, filled with a few pomegranate arils and a sprig of rosemary. Another hit! Thank you, Tiegan

    1. Hey Danielle,
      I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Merry Christmas! 🎁🎄