Deck the halls and get into the holiday spirit with this with the WhoVille Christmas Punch. Warm bourbon mixed with Campari, pomegranate juice, fresh orange juice, and vanilla bean. Top this easy Christmas punch with ginger beer for a delicious, spicy, bubbly kick. With bourbon and wintery citrus flavors, this punch will be the hit of your next holiday party! ‘Tis the season!
I couldn’t go through the month of December without a holiday party punch! This is the cocktail recipe to make if you want to keep your party simple but still want a festival cocktail/mocktail to celebrate the season.
All will adore this punch! And I myself am excited to mix this up for my family’s Christmas Eve dinner. I know it’s a punch they’ll love!
Step 1: mix up the punch base
This is a bourbon punch. It’s perfect for the cozy season. I paired the bourbon with wintery citrus and Italian Campari liquor.
In a nice big punch bowl, mix your favorite bourbon with Campari. Add sweet pomegranate juice, orange juice, and then a splash of vanilla (the secret to a wintery bourbon cocktail).
Add fresh rosemary and then chill the punch until you’re ready to serve. This is a great punch to make ahead! If you want to add even more flavor, add a few cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger slices.
Step 2: add the bubbles
Instead of overly sweet champagne, we’re using spicy ginger beer. It really compliments the warmth of this Christmas punch. Plus, I love ginger beer! I think it’s a great addition to most cocktail recipes.
Mix the ginger beer in after you add ice to the punch bowl. Then mix in fresh orange slices, dried orange slices, and pomegranate arils. It ends up being so pretty!
Make It A Mocktail!
To turn this punch into an alcohol-free punch, just omit the bourbon and the Campari from the recipe.
Replace the bourbon with apple cider and the Campari with additional orange juice. Mix in apple cider vinegar and, if desired, a teaspoon or two of extra vanilla extract.
So yumm! I honestly love both the cocktail and mocktail variations equally. Delicious!!
Both variations will be wonderful 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. The mix of pomegranate juice and ginger beer (you could also use sparkling water) keeps the punch perfectly sweet. To me, there’s nothing worse than a drink that gives you a “sugar rush” hangover.
Hoping you all love this holiday punch as much as I do!! Excited for you all to make it soon!!
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Lastly, if you make the WhoVille Christmas 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!
WhoVille Christmas Punch
Calories Per Serving: 279 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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- 1. In a large pitcher, combine the bourbon, Campari, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and vanilla. Stir until combined. Add the rosemary. Chill until ready to serve. 2. Just before serving, add ice to your punch bowl. Pour over the ginger beer. Mix in the fresh orange slices, dried orange slices, and pomegranate arils.3. Add ice to cocktail glasses and pour over the punch. Serve with dried oranges and rosemary. 4. To Make a Mocktail Punch: omit the bourbon and Campari. Use 4 cups spiced apple cider, 1 cup additional orange juice, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest. A little extra vanilla is nice too!