Easy Festive Fruit Punch

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This Easy Festive Fruit Punch is perfect for entertaining during the busy holiday season. It requires just a few simple ingredients and comes together so quickly. The beautiful sliced fruit and berries make a stunning presentation that will make your Christmas party, or any celebration, merry and bright! Suitable for Vegan and Gluten-free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers Points.

 

a jug and glass of fruit punch

Peeps, my favourite time of year has finally arrived. As you may know, I absolutely loooooooove Christmas, and I eagerly await the arrival of the Christmas season all year long. And now that it is officially here, it is time to celebrate.

And in my world, celebrating means cooking. I’m planning to host several informal gatherings and larger Christmas parties, which means I will be happily chopping, slicing and dicing my way through the season.

two glasses of christmas punch on a table

One of my must-haves at all these events is a festive fruit punch. Because I think it’s not really a party unless punch is served. And this Easy Festive Punch recipe comes together so quickly and requires just a few ingredients, so it is perfect for entertaining during the busy holiday season.

The sliced fruit and berries don’t just add a wonderful fresh flavour, they make this Christmas Punch a visually stunning centerpiece that will really wow your guests.

 

Ready to learn how to make this Easy Festive Fruit Punch? Gather your ingredients, grab your ingredients, knives and let me show you how…

How to Make Easy Festive Fruit Punch Step by Step

  1. Slice oranges and lemons and set aside.
  2. Combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, ginger beer, white wine, and rum in a large beverage dispenser or punch bowl. Stir to mix well.
  3. Add cranberries and fruit slices and stir.
  4. Serve over ice and enjoy!

making easy fruit punch collage. Sliced fruit on a chopping board and in a bowl of punch

Other Fruit You Can Use For This Festive Punch

  • Pears
  • Kiwi
  • Raspberries
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranate
  • Mango
  • Lime
  • Apples
  • Pineapples
  • Watermelon

Tips for Making This Fruit Punch Recipe

  • Get a jump on your prep work by slicing the fruit in advance and store in airtight containers in the fridge until you’re ready to make the punch.
  • Try adding scoops of sherbet or sorbet for extra delicious flavour and a dramatic presentation.
  • Make an ice ring to float inside the punch and keep it chilled longer (see below for complete instructions).

How to Make an Ice Ring

An ice ring not only looks amazing, it will help keep your punch chilled longer. The ring will melt slowly, so it won’t dilute the flavour too quickly. You can also make up extra fruit juice mixture to use instead of water for your ice ring.

It’s important to make sure the ice ring will fit into your punch bowl or beverage dispenser. You can use almost any container, and silicone pans work especially well. You can also use a tube pan or bundt pan so the ice ring looks like a festive holiday wreath. To make the ice ring:

  1. Fill your pan about a half of the way with water or fruit juice.
  2. Add sliced oranges, lemons, berries, mint leaves, even edible flowers to the pan.
  3. Place in freezer for approximately 4-6 hrs, until solid. You can also make your ice ring a day ahead and freeze overnight.
  4. To unmold the ice ring, let it sit at room temperature about 20 mins, or place the pan in hot water for about 1 min.

christmas punch in jug and glasses

Ways to Customise Christmas Punch

One of the best things about punch is that it is highly adaptable. You can change up the flavours and quantities of liquid or types of fruit used depending on the occasion, the size of your guest list, and your taste preferences. Here are a few fun ideas:

  • Sleigh Ride Sangria: Apple Cider + Ginger Beer + White Wine.
  • Reindeer Fizz: Cranberry Juice + Seltzer Water + Raspberry Sherbet.
  • New Year’s Countdown: Pomegranate Juice + Prosecco + Vodka.

Can I Make Festive Fruit Punch in Advance?

Yes, you can mix everything except for the ginger beer (or other carbonated liquids) together in advance. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until it’s time to serve.

Since the fizzy kick of carbonated beverages in your punch typically starts to fade after a couple of hours, you’ll want to add those in just prior to serving.

a glass of festive punch garnished with fruit and mint

Fruit Punch With Lemonade

You can easily make this Fruit Punch With Lemonade instead by swapping the ginger beer for some lemonade.

Fruit Punch Without Alcohol

You can make it non-alcoholic. For our Christmas parties, I make a kids-friendly variation that includes sparkling water, orange juice, pomegranate juice and extra slices of fruit.

Serving Suggestions

Crunchy Air Fryer Chickpeas

Pistachio, Feta & Pomegranate Crostini

5 Minute Cheese Snack Mix

Weight Watchers Points 

There are 6 Freestyle Points in one serving of Easy Fruit Punch recipe.

 

 

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Easy Festive Fruit Punch

This Festive Fruit Punch is easy to make and super versatile. Perfect for all your holiday entertaining!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Western
Servings: 16
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 5 cups (1183mL) cranberry juice
  • 2 cups (473mL) pineapple juice
  • 2 cups (473mL) ginger beer
  • 25 ounces (750mL) dry white wine
  • 1 cup (236mL) dark rum
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • 1 cup (340g) whole cranberries

Instructions

  • Slice oranges and lemons and set aside.
  • Combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, ginger beer, white wine, and rum in a large beverage dispenser or punch bowl. Stir to mix well.
  • Add cranberries and fruit slices and stir.
  • Serve over ice.
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Notes

Tips for Making Easy Festive Fruit Punch
  • Get a jump on your prep work by slicing the fruit in advance and store in airtight containers in the fridge until you’re ready to make the punch.
  • You can make it non-alcoholic. For our Christmas parties, I make a kids-friendly variation that includes sparkling water, orange juice, pomegranate juice and extra slices of fruit.
  • Try adding scoops of sherbet or sorbet for extra delicious flavour and a dramatic presentation.
  • Make an ice ring to float inside the punch and keep it chilled longer.
What to Serve with Easy Festive Fruit Punch
Crunchy Air Fryer Chickpeas
Pistachio, Feta & Pomegranate Crostini
5 Minute Cheese Snack Mix
Weight Watchers Points in Easy Festive Fruit Punch
There are 6 Freestyle Points in one serving of Easy Festive Fruit Punch.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg

 

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7 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love the non-alcoholic recipe due to medication we can’t have alcohol. Fantastic prize, thank you x

  2. 5 stars
    So perfect that I can have this all prepped and ready to go for quick refills during the party. It’s so pretty and festive that I’m sure my guests will love it!

  3. 5 stars
    Those beautiful colours would be a stunning addition to our family lunches! I am really going to enjoy getting creative making some ice rings!