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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!

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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!

WhoVille Christmas Punch |

The details

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.

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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!

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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!!

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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!!

WhoVille Christmas Punch |

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

Christmas Pomegranate Punch (+ mocktail)

Sparkling Christmas Party Punch

Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch

Spiced Cranberry Punch

Christmas Sangria

Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned Pitcher

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 12
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.



  • 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! 
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  1. I did this quartered to serve 4, which was about 2 oz bourbon each. Subbed vanilla extract for some homemade grenadine, and split one Fever Tree ginger beer (6.76 oz/200 ml) between the four drinks. Just did rosemary as garnish. It was good!

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious. Exactly what I was looking for. I added a little extra fresh orange juice for some extra acidity. I think a lot of the negative comments stem from the Campari, so if you are sensitive to bitter I would scale back the Campari or sub Aperol like T said. Thank you for the festive cocktail recipes. Love coming to your page around the holidays! xo

  3. If we need to just make this in a whole punch bowl to take to work and can’t really pour the ginger beer individually, do we just combine everything together? Or do the ginger beer ratios change?

  4. What can I use in place of Campari? I find it very bitter (I made Mistletoe Punch last night which has Campari, as well)

    1. I just spent $60 on ingredients for this drink… which frankly, is undrinkable, even after the edit from 6 to 4 cups of Bourbon. Really disappointed. Am I missing something here?

  5. 2 stars
    Way out of balance — the mixers are too overpowering, at least in these ratios. Also, vanilla extract in a drink is honestly just weird.

  6. Thank you for this! I’ve been searching for an easy punch to make. I’m pregnant this year so mocktail it is! Can’t wait to make it on Christmas Eve. Happy Holidays!

  7. There is something wrong in the recipe. 1 cup of bourbon is 237 ml. The recipe requires 6 cups which is equal to 2 bottles of bourbon, for …8 servings. So you suggest that each serving should have around 180 ml of bourbon 😬? ? For reference, one regular serving of alcoholic drink is 45-60 ml.
    Before I waste 2 bottles of expensive bourbon can you please clarify if the servings are wrong or the amount of cups?

    1. Bumping this comment because I have the same question. I like the sound of the flavor combination but worry the proportions are off? Hopefully can make this for a party I have soon, but don’t want to waste so much bourbon if it’s off! (and I want people to remember the night….)

      1. I did some experimenting as I need the punch for this Friday. It’s definitely for more than 15 servings. With Tieghans quantities it’s around 300 ml of drink per serving for 8 of them, which is obviously not a normal serving.
        As for taste, it’s incredibly heavy, undrinkable almost. If you Google it you’ll find many recipes with similar ingredients and more regular analogies.
        Lately her recipes tend to be more and more off.

  8. 2 cups of Bourbon is most of a 5th. Can you please confirm 6 cups of bourbon is what’s necessary here?

  9. 5 stars
    I have a cookie exchange party coming up and I’m definitely going to try this. I came here to comment my jealousy that you can get Blantons. I used to be able to buy it and now it’s so popular that I never see a bottle and they laugh if you ask if some will be coming in soon or if you can reserve a bottle. Enjoy!