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Deck the halls and get in the holiday spirit with this Sparkling Christmas Party Punch. White wine, sweet pomegranate juice, vodka, zesty citrus, and bubbly ginger beer, all mixed together to create the perfect holiday punch that’s both festive and delicious. Served in a sweet cinnamon sugar-rimmed glass for an extra special holiday cocktail. This Sparkling Christmas Punch will surely bring happiness to all who partake.

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With only one Saturday left before Christmas I’m feeling as though this season is way too short this year. Anyone else feeling the same? We just had Thanksgiving and then suddenly Christmas has crept right up, and we’re now only 11 days away. My brothers and cousins will all slowly be arriving a week from today. This means that the holiday cocktail prep and planning on my end is in full force.

I now have many cocktail recipes in my back pocket. But when it comes to Christmas drinks I really like to share some new and exciting ones with the family over the holiday. Last week it was this The Spicy Sweet Grinch Cocktail and this week it’s all about party punch. It’s simple, it’s easy, extra festive, and so delicious.

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Here are the details.

With friends and family in town, everyone needs a good party punch they can make ahead and then have guests serve themselves throughout the night. Enter my sparkling Christmas party punch. It’s basically sangria, but all done up for Christmas.

Here is how this goes. I like to use a dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Add the wine, sweet pomegranate juice, vodka, a splash of orange liquor, fresh grapefruit slices, pomegranate arils, and cinnamon sticks to a large pitcher. Then chill in the fridge until ready to serve…

But just before serving I like to add one last ingredient. Can you guess?

Yes, it’s ginger beer. I know, surprise, surprise. I am maybe just a little bit obsessed, but in my opinion, ginger beer makes everything better. It adds both sweetness and spice, and well, I find it delicious. The key is to add the ginger beer only just before serving so that it doesn’t lose any of its bubbly fizz.

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To make these extra festive…

Rim each glass in cinnamon sugar. I always find this to be a sweet and pretty touch for holiday cocktails. It’s all about those little details. Especially during the holiday season.

This Christmas party punch is both refreshing and warming, perfect for the snowiest December nights…

Complete with my favorite holiday candles, family, and friends. OK and maybe a cozy fire too. ENJOY!

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If you make this sparkling Christmas party 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!

Sparkling Christmas Party Punch.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 198 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 (750ml) bottle dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup St. Germain (elderflower liquor)
  • 2 (12 ounce) ginger beersplus more for topping, if desired
  • 2 grapefruits or blood oranges, sliced
  • arils from 1 pomegranate, plus more for serving
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • cinnamon sugar for the rims of your glasses (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. In a large pitcher, combine the wine, pomegranate juice, vodka, St. Germain, grapefruit or oranges, pomegranate arils, and cinnamon sticks. Stir. Transfer to the fridge and chill for up to 1 day.
    2. Rim your glasses with cinnamon sugar, if desired
    3. Just before serving, add the ginger beer. Fill each glass with ice and pour the punch over top. Garnish with pomegranate arils. Be Merry!!
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for myself for our work Christmas party. We all live in different cities across the country so it was virtual but I figured why not make a party for myself! ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! and I will 100% be making this again!

    1. Hey Maria,
      Happy Friday!!☃️ I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and your comment! xT

  2. Hi! I made this as a treat for the adults coming to my daughters very merry birthday party! It was such a hit, absolutely delicious. We actually ended up making another batch because it went so fast!

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Happy Monday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it turned out well for you! Thanks for your comment! xT

    2. 5 stars
      Just served 3 batches of this last night – it was a HUGE HIT! If you are looking for a non sweet punch recipe, this is the one- plus it’s is very pretty! I loved the refreshing yet warm notes! Delicious!

      1. Hey Danette,
        Wonderful!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and sharing your feedback! Love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Holidays!🎄🎁

  3. Looking for a Christmas punch and this looks good. I have citrus vodka on hand. Do you think that would work well in place of regular vodka in this recipe?

    1. Hey Cathy,
      Yes, that would be fun to use! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! Cheers! xTieghan

  4. By cinnamon sugar do you mean mixing sugar and cinnamon or purchasing the spice mix (from link)? Does it really make a big difference? Thanks

  5. Am excited to try this! In the background, you said that you use orange liquor but in the recipe, you say elderflower liquor. I assume it would be good both ways – do you have a preference? I have orange liquor on hand, so I may lean a bit toward trying it that way.

    Thanks!

  6. Hello,
    This looks delicious!
    I was just wondering if it would have the same effect if you swapped the elderflower liquor out for a non alcoholic elderflower syrup…
    Love all of your recipes!
    Thanks ?

    1. Hey Sage,
      Yes, I would think that would be great! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy Holidays! xTieghan