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Get into the spirit of the season with this Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch. Warming bourbon, sweet pomegranate juice, zesty citrus, and bubbly Prosecco, all mixed together to create the perfect holiday punch that’s both festive and delicious. Serve this poured over homemade festive “holiday” ice cubes for the prettiest seasonal cocktail. This Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch will surely bring happiness to all who choose to indulge.

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If you’ve ever seen The Grinch, which I really hope everyone has, then you know who the Holiday Cheermeister is. He or she is the spirit of the holidays and meant to bring cheer to all.

In the Grinch’s case, he could probably use a little cheer on the inside! So, since this Holiday Cheermeister Bourbon Punch is full of Christmas spirit, I thought it would be the perfect cocktail to help out poor Mr. Grinch.

It’s full of warming bourbon, sweet pomegranate, winter citrus, and topped off with bubbly Prosecco. All things cheerful!

When brainstorming my Christmas Cocktails for this year, this was one of the first drinks to come to mind. I don’t know why I never thought of this sooner, but the idea of a Holiday Cheermeister Punch sounded way too fun to pass up.

Here are the details.

Mix a little bourbon with some pomegranate juice, fresh orange zest, and orange juice. Chill the mixture in your favorite punch bowl or pitcher. Then just before you’re ready to serve, add the Prosecco. And just like that you’ll have your party punch ready to go. And in under ten minutes. It’s so easy, extra delicious, refreshing, and full of bubbles. Basically this is the ultimate holiday party punch.

AND. To make things just a touch more festive… I made holiday ice cubes with fresh cranberries, blood orange slices, and fresh rosemary. I LOVE how these ice cubes turned out, and the added bonus is that they will not water down your drink.

Yes, please.

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This cocktail perfect for any and all of your upcoming parties. But it’s also great enjoyed 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 Prosecco (you could also just use a sparkling wine) keeps the punch perfectly sweet. To me there’s nothing worse than a drink that gives you a “sugar rush” hangover.

No thank you.

I hope you all enjoy this very fun drink…and that it brings plenty of Cheer to your holiday season!

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If you make this Holiday Cheermeister Cocktail, 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 also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Holiday Cheermeister Cocktail

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 325 kcal

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


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) bourbon
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle Prosecco or sparkling wine, chilled
  • arils from 1 pomegranate


  • 1. In a large pitcher, combine the bourbon, pomegranate juice, orange zest and orange juice. Chill until ready to serve. 
    2. Just before serving, add ice to the punch bowl and pour over the Prosecco and top with pomegranates. Enjoy!


*To make festive ice cubes, place fresh cranberries, blood orange slices, and rosemary sprigs in an ice cub tray. Fill with water and freeze until solid. 
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  1. Made this for Christmas Day Pajama Party with my parents. It was a hit! Perfect just as written. I made the base the night before and added the Prosecco just before serving. As a personal preference I will strain the zest out of the bourbon base before adding the Prosecco next time. It’s just a texture thing I have. The zest adds a lovely orange essence you won’t get from just the juice so I won’t omit it. Thank you so much for sharing! This will become a tradition in our home.

  2. 5 stars
    Had a Bourbon Holiday party and we made this for our first cocktail- is was AMAZING and a crowd pleaser! Everyone loved it. We batched the mixings the day before/tripled it for crowd of 20, and just added the Prosecco and pomegranate round cubes before serving in large punch bowl when guests arrived. So delicious and will definitely be making again!

  3. 5 stars
    So delicious and the best holiday cocktail — aka punch! And honestly, now and then, I have it throughout the year because it’s so refreshing and easy to make.

    1. Hi Paige,
      You could do vodka, that would work well for you here! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xT

    1. Hi Christina,
      You are just going to make this in a large punch bowl with all the ingredients listed and then serve from there:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xx

  4. 5 stars
    Love LOVE LOOOOVE this drink! I had to look up the ingredients again and saw that it didn’t have the well deserved 5/5 stars! It’s an easy recipe to batch and really pretty when it’s dolled up with cranberry/blood orange/rosemary ice cubes. Using fresh squeezed OJ is also clutch to get the right flavor profile. Thanks for such a great recipe!

    1. Hey Christie,
      Happy Wednesday!!❄️ So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback! xT

  5. 5 stars
    Any thoughts on a
    Substitute for the bourbon off I wanted to make a non alcoholic option with this recipe? I want to make this one for Thanksgiving but thought (since I have some tee totalers in the fam) I would makes similar non alcoholic one.
    I figure I can sub ginger ale for the prosecco but wondered what would be a good sub for the bourbon any ideas?

    1. Hey there,
      I would just skip the bourbon, I’m not sure there would be a great substitute for that! Please let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers! xx

  6. 5 stars
    I had a Christmas party last night and made this drink and i’m so glad I did! I usually serve beer, wine, Prosecco and this year i just wanted to take it up a notch. I stumbled upon your website doing a google search for fun holiday drinks. Next thing I know I’m buying ice cube trays and looking for a fun pitcher to serve this drink from. I have never had bourbon before last night. The drink was a HUGE hit! I made 3 batches in separate containers ready to just add Prosecco. I was obsessed with the ice cubes and so were my friends. It was so much fun to serve a festive drink and I appreciated your comments about avoiding the sugar rush feeling! Thank you so much for your creative and fun drinks!!

    1. Hi Julie,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! Happy Holidays!?? xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        I don’t like bourbon but this is a fantastic drink and I loved it. I’m always looking for tasty unique cocktails. Thanks.

        1. Hey Marie,
          Happy Saturday!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and your comment! So glad to hear it was enjoyed:)

  7. Hi! This looks so festive and yummy. Thank you for sharing it! I am thinking of making it for some friends tomorrow and I was wondering, if I wanted to serve it by the glass (double rocks glasses) instead of putting it in punchbowl, do you have an idea of what the proportions would be (i.e. about how much bourbon juice mix to put in a glass and how much prosecco to top it with)? Thank you!

    1. Hi Vicki,
      I would make the recipe as is, put in a pitcher, and then pour into the glasses:) Sounds like you would need several servings anyways. I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hey Amelia,
      I like Off Hours or 4 Roses Bourbon and Veuve Prosecco. I hope you love the recipe, cheers! xTieghan

      1. Hey Janine,
        Sure, that will work well for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you give it a try! xx

  8. 5 stars
    I make this religiously for every party, whether it be July, or January. It is a hit every single time. It’s so easy, and that fresh OJ is key!!

    1. Hey Anna,
      Happy Friday!! Love to hear that you liked the recipe, thanks for giving it a try! Have a great weekend. xTieghan