Top 10 Punch Recipes for Easy, Elegant Entertaining

Tingly Pomegranate Rum Punch

This tingly, tart punch uses a bottle of Sichuan-peppercorn-tinged rum, making it easy to serve a crowd without being stuck in the kitchen. A refreshing and spicy infusion perfect for any gathering.

Raspberry and Thyme Hot Toddy Punch

This cozy punch combines raspberry liqueur and black tea for a warm and fruity twist on the classic hot toddy, perfect for welcoming guests from the cold.


This versatile, large-format drink can be kept simple with lemon and orange slices or enhanced with pomegranate seeds and other seasonal fruits. Cointreau or Grand Marnier add depth to the flavor.

Sneaky Peat

Cranberries and oolong tea add a smoky touch to this scotch-based punch, making it a stylish and festive choice for Thanksgiving or holiday meals.

Life of the Party

A nonalcoholic aperitif punch that’s gingery, citrusy, and delightfully bitter, offering a sophisticated alternative to typical nonalcoholic beverages.

Champagne Punch With Brandy and Citrus

Balanced with fresh grapefruit, lime, and lemon juice, this bubbly punch is a sweet and tangy delight, perfect for celebratory gatherings.

Gourmet’s Classic Eggnog

This luscious, homemade eggnog features brandy and rum, providing a rich and festive treat far superior to the store-bought versions.

The Blaylock

A refreshing zero-proof party drink combining fresh grapefruit juice, honey, lemon, and seltzer, offering an interesting and flavorful alternative to alcoholic punches.

Thanksgiving Sangria

Combining the fall flavors of pear or apple sparkling cider with red wine, spiced rum, ginger, and pomegranate, this fruity punch is ready in just 35 minutes.

Champagne Punch

Sage and gin add a wintry fragrance to this sparkling punch, made with fresh lemon juice, sparkling wine, and ginger liqueur, perfect for festive occasions.

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