15 Winter Punch Recipes to Spice Up the Holiday Party

Punch doesn't have to only be a thing of warm weather and backyard BBQs, it's also a fun way to spice up a holiday party or wintertime get-together. Mulled wine and eggnog are classic Christmas drinks, but the world of winter punch is full of possibilities, whether you're looking for warming bourbon punch or a fun tequila option to bring you back to the warm days of summer. Here are 15 winter punch recipes to jazz up your next holiday party!

1. Raspberry and Thyme Hot Toddy Punch

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Epicurious

Hot toddies are perfect to warm up on a winter evening, so a hot toddy punch is a great way to get the party started no matter the temperatures. This yummy hot toddy punch is made with tea bags, lemon, orange, sugar, cloves, a few sprigs thyme, raspberry liqueur, whiskey and lemon juice. With a prep time of 10 minutes, you'll be done with this holiday cocktail punch in 20 minutes and will wonder why you haven't had this at every holiday party.

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2. Sorbet Party Punch

Soup Addict

This Christmas punch is full of fruity flavors and will bring you right to summertime. Although it doesn't have any alcohol in it, adding a light liquor like gin or vodka will go deliciously with the fruity flavors, just make sure you taste as you go so as not to make it too strong. Made with raspberry sorbet, ginger ale, orange juice, pomegranate juice, and more fruity, fizzy flavors, this will bring any party to the next level. Garnish with pomegranate seeds for extra flavor!

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3. Winter Moscato Punch

Miss In the Kitchen

Spice up the holiday season with a winter moscato punch. The sweet taste of moscato wine goes deliciously with cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, ginger beer and triple sec. Garnish with orange slices, cranberries and rosemary if you like. This is essentially a winter sangria with all the sweetness and fruitiness you need to welcome the New Year.

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4. Hot Gin Punch

The Spruce Eats

We know that the idea of hot gin may not be up your alley, but this punch pulls it off in a delectable mix of flavors, resulting in a comforting Christmas cocktail punch. Featuring gin and Madeira wine as the alcohol, lemon juice and pineapple as the fruity flavors, and honey for the sweetness, this hot gin punch will have you going back for seconds. The brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg bring the comforting winter flavors many of crave in the colder months.

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5. Winter Plum Punch

Taste of Home

Another punch cocktail recipe that doesn't contain alcohol, this winter plum punch is fruity and minty, making it as refreshing as it is comforting. The cup of plum jam brings the plum flavor, and the cinnamon and nutmeg add touches of warm deliciousness. Along with fruit juices, this punch contains fresh fruit, which you can personalize to put in your favorite fruity flavors.

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6. Hot Mulled Winter Punch

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Delicious Magazine

Mulled wine is a classic wintertime beverage, and can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker or instant pot. This mulled holiday punch is essentially a dressed-up mulled wine, adding its own flavors like ginger and orange-flavored liqueur. Feel free to use maple syrup or simple syrup in place of sugar, put a few cloves in along with the cinnamon stick, and add extra lemon and orange if you want more citrus flavor.

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7. 7UP Winter Mint Sherbet Punch

7-Up is surprisingly versatile and can be used as far more than just a soft drink. From 7-Up cakes to short ribs to salads, 7-Up seems to make any recipe more delicious. This festive punch contains sherbet, 7-Up, Rose's Mojito, and an optional addition of white rum. Just put it all in your punch bowl with your ladle and you're all set for the holiday party.

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8. Warm Cider and Rum Punch

Few things are more comforting and wintery than apple cider, and this punch drink recipe brings the yumminess of apple cider to a new level. Containing apple cider, apple, orange, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and dark rum, this rum punch recipe from Martha Stewart is everything you need in a winter cocktail.

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9. Strawberry, Grapefruit, and Chamomile Punch

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Punch Fork

The warm flavor of chamomile always makes me feel comforted and relaxed. This punch recipe is as comforting as chamomile tea is, but with the added deliciousness of fruit juice and fresh strawberries. For all the dark liquor fans out there, this bourbon-based punch is for you. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with chamomile flowers to be extra classy!

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10. Rosy Boa Cocktail Punch

I personally choose tequila drinks over all others, so this punch is the first one I'd make for the holiday party! This winter punch has a unique blend of flavors, using spices like paprika and chipotle powder for a kick, and fresh lime juice and grapefruit juice for that summery fruitiness we crave when it gets cold. Enjoy this for a punch that will transport you to the beach!

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11. Earl Grey Bourbon Punch

Punch Fork

Bourbon is the drink of choice for many in the winter. However, rather than having an Old Fashioned or Whiskey Sour, why not switch it up with bourbon punch? With sprigs of thyme and rosemary, and the base flavor of earl gray tea, this punch is ideal for sipping by the fire or enjoying at the work Christmas party.

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12. Mike's Milk Punch

Eggnog is a go-to when it comes to wintery drinks, and this eggnog-like punch is just as tasty. Although it doesn't contain eggs, its frothy, milky texture is similar to that of eggnog. Bourbon, milk, sugar and vanilla extract are the perfect combo for a creamy, warming winter drink. Garnish with freshly grated or ground nutmeg!

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13. Champagne Punch with Ginger, Lemon, and Sage

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Epicurious

Although dark liquor is often what people gravitate to in the winter, champagne makes a fizzy and yummy punch to enjoy at brunch or bring to liven up dinner with your in-laws! This champagne brunch is very lemony, with lemon zest and lemon juice, along with sage, sugar, ginger liquor, sparkling water, and sparkling wine.

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14. Eureka Tiki Punch

Mastercook

This Eureka Tiki Punch is another delicious option to transport you to summer days. Containing light rum, citrus, mint and ginger ale, it has a light, fizzy flavor that will bring excitement to even the most laid-back holiday party. Garnish with lemon wheels, fresh mint sprigs and edible flowers if you want to get fancy!

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15. Rompope (Mexican Eggnog)

Isabel Eats

Rompope, or Mexican Eggnog, is a Latin American version of our favorite winter drink. The main difference is that it uses egg yolks in place of egg whites and uses slivered almonds for an added nuttiness. This recipe includes dark rum for the alcohol content but can also be enjoyed without alcohol.

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