There’s nothing like a beautiful, boozy bowl to create the perfect yuletide focal point. Cause it’s, um, booze, and it’ll stimulate conversation. Don’t just spike some Sunny D and call it a day, make it the water cooler of your festival soiree. We’ve gathered 15 stellar recipes that are sure to leave you and your guests pleased as punch.
These boozy Christmas punches will knock your stockings off
Pitcher Perfect Ice RingCraft a perfectly punchy centerpiece with a decorative ice ring. Tip: use the same non-alcoholic mix for the ice ring as you’ll use in the finished drink–as it melts, it will dilute the alcohol but not the flavour.
GET THE RECIPESheri Silver, Donuts, Dresses and Dirt
Jingle JuiceThis punch has it all: rum, amaretto, Grand Marnier, a decorative ice ring, fresh fruit and seasonal spices. Guaranteed to make you jingle all the way. GET THE RECIPE Bree Hester, BakedBree.com
Algonquin Bar PunchNamed after NYC’s Algonquin Hotel, this gin, rum and champagne treat packs a triple punch.
GET THE RECIPESugar and Charm
Apple and Bourbon PunchDon’t have a punch bowl? Prepare your mix in a plain old pitcher and pour it into fancy glasses. Served on a pretty platter, your guests will be impressed by this apple bourbon punch and its presentation. GET THE RECIPE Rustic White Photography, food styling by Waiting on Martha
Champagne PunchThis three-ingredient punch is a whiz to prep just before your guests arrive. Serve it with the fancy, cranberry-studded ice ring (see slide #1 for inspiration) to make it a truly stunning centerpiece.
GET THE RECIPEGina Kleinworth for Kleinworth & Co.
Tropical Ginger-Spiked PunchYes, baby–it’s cold outside. But you’ll feel warm inside after a glass of this ginger-infused vodka punch. GET THE RECIPESugar and Charm
Candy Cane Peppermint PunchGarnish your punch bowl by ringing miniature candy canes around the outside for extra holiday cheer. Note, this recipe can be made as-is for the kiddos, or splashed with peppermint schnapps for grownups. GET THE RECIPE Sugar and Charm
Apple Pie PunchApples add wholesomeness to the final flavour, but don’t be fooled: this punch will still get you drunk. GET THE RECIPE The Cookie Rookie
Pomegranate Champagne SangriaCelebrate seasonal flavours with flair. Bonus: the pomegranate arils and juice infuse this tipple with antioxidants, while the wine and champagne infuse it with…booze. GET THE RECIPEThe Cookie Rookie
Spiked Jolly Rancher PunchAs sweet as candy and twice as charming, this festive Jolly Rancher is most definitely not for children. GET THE RECIPE Sugar and Charm
Sugar Plum SangriaYou’ll find sugar, spice and everything nice in this pretty plum punch, which includes amaretto, cinnamon, and dried fruit. Leave gumdrop garnishes in a cup near the punch bowl or pre-load them in empty cups. GET THE RECIPE GET THE RECIPE The Cookie Rookie
Norwegian Mulled WineYou’ll need a hot plate to make this warm grogg the focal point of your dinner table, or you can get creative and place a personal thermos and mug at each place setting. GET THE RECIPE Gooseberry Mooseberry
Maker's Mark Fancy Bourbon PunchSoutherners may not know much about winter, but they make up for it with their extensive knowledge of bourbon and all the delicious drinks it inspires. This one is sure to get you toasty. GET THE RECIPE The Dallas Socials
The Best Party Punch EverSavor Home blogger Tiffany calls this recipe 'The Best Party Punch Ever,' and we agree it’s pretty great, with or without the optional vodka. GET THE RECIPE Savor Home
Mexican Christmas PunchHit your local Mexican grocer for the specialty items in this traditional punch, but don’t worry if you can’t find them all – it’s a forgiving and customizable recipe. GET THE RECIPE Mexico In My Kitchen