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Best Thanksgiving Punch Recipes Real Crowd Pleasers

If you’re looking for a delicious and festive drink to serve your guests, then check out these best Thanksgiving punch recipes. From cranberry Punch to apple cider, there’s something for everyone.

Start the Holiday Season in Style

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love being able to share the festiveness and flavors of the season with family and friends. It is also the kickoff to the Holiday season with lots of delicious food and drinks.

This year, why not mix things up a bit and serve your guests some Thanksgiving Punch? There are lots of recipes to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your celebration. Whether you’re looking for something fruity or spicy, we’ve got you covered.

Best Thanksgiving Punch Recipes

Delicious Thanksgiving Punch Recipes for a Crowd

After some research, I have narrowed down the list a bit to the best Thanksgiving punch recipes. Browse these drink recipes to the perfect flavor to serve your guests throughout the holidays. Serve in a large pitcher, a gorgeous punch bowl, and fancy glasses for festive recipes and a happy guests.

Oh, did I say these delicious drinks are not just for your Thanksgiving dinner? They are perfect to have during the whole Holiday season. Enjoy a few in the summer too!

Sparkling Fruit Punch Recipe

Sparkling Fruit Punch Recipe

Regardless of whether you’re ready for them or not, the holidays and parties are coming. And with that comes all the associated festivities: parties, get-togethers, and of course, food. If you’re looking for a festive drink to serve at your next gathering, that everyone can enjoy, look no further than this sparkling fruit punch recipe. It’s easy to make and it is a crowd pleaser and it all starts with lemon juice!

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Amaretto Sunset Mimosas

Amaretto Sunset Mimosa Brunch Drink

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas are a delicious drink that are perfect for parties. Check out this fun new twist on mimosas and an Amaretto Stone Sour! This boozy brunch beverage combines the best of both worlds.

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Christmas Punch Recipe Non-Alcoholic

Punch garnished with orange slices and whole cranberries

When you walk into a party and see a beautiful bowl of Christmas punch, the whole atmosphere just changes. It helps add a festive look to a dinner party or a brunch. Any time of the year too.

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Fresh Fruit Sparkling Mimosa

Sparkling Mimosa Recipe

This is a wonderful drink to serve for any number of celebrations. It is a fancy drink. Holiday brunch, morning after the wedding, New Years Eve, or a girls night. The list could be long, this mimosa will look and taste amazing.

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Delicious Mulled Cider


Deliciously cozy mulled cider recipe that’s just right for sipping this autumn. Sweet, spicy, warming and oh so autumnal. This is the perfect recipe to enjoy all our favorite fall flavors.

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Sparkling Pomegranate Punch


Make your party less boring with small batch Sparkling Pomegranate Punch using prosecco for the bubbly factor! Recipe for a non-alcoholic pomegranate punch also included.

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Harvest Punch


Harvest Punch is a simple 4 ingredient cocktail perfect for fall gatherings and holiday parties. A large batch Moscato cocktail that is refreshing and delicious.

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Holiday Apple Cider Punch Recipe


To really make a wow statement, start by making punch a visual centerpiece at your holiday party.

Consider a charming drink dispenser, an unusual punch bowl or an elegant glass pitcher or a pretty punch bowl.

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Hot Cranberry Apple Cider


Made with apple cider, fruit juice, fresh cranberries, and a few spices, this Hot Cranberry Apple Cider is a warming and festive drink that you’ll want to enjoy all season long! Perfect for holiday parties and you can even add your favorite alcohol for a boozy twist.

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Pomegranate Cranberry Punch Recipe


If you need a crowd-pleasing beverage for your next party, try this recipe for pomegranate juice and cranberry punch. This deliciously sparkly and festive holiday punch is super easy to make and enjoy. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions are included! Perfect for serving Thanksgiving cocktails, Christmas mocktails, and New Years celebrations.

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Delightfully boozy and infused with aromatic spices, this wassail recipe is both delicious and easy to make. Notes of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves blend with sweet apples for a simple and warming wintertime drink. It’s a classic cocktail to enjoy in the colder months.

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Cranberry Sangria


This is an easy cocktail recipe that will warm you up during the holiday season with rich bodied wines and a hint of spice. Cranberry juice is the basis for this Holiday punch recipe. Garnish with fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks.

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Fall Party Punch


Serve this fall party punch at your next family gathering, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, or a tailgating party, kids and adults alike will love it. Ginger ale, apple cider, and pineapple juice are all you need to make this refreshing and light non-alcoholic punch. Serve over ice cubes and you are all set to enjoy your Thanksgiving drinks with simple ingredients.

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Caramel Apple Red Sangria Recipe


This Caramel Apple Red Sangria recipe is perfect for fall and it’ll be a hit at your holiday get togethers. This red sangria recipe blends Garnacha with apple cider, brandy, and caramel vodka for a fall-inspired drink that is perfect for the holidays.

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Papaya Rum Punch


A fruity papaya rum punch cocktail that is the perfect drink to make for the holidays to help bring a little beachy feel to the cold weather. Made with fresh papaya and orange juice, and two types of alcohol; triple sec and rum. A little simple syrup for sweetness and topped off with some club soda for a bit of fizz.

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Apple Pie Cocktail Pitcher Drink Recipe


This Apple Pie Cocktail is a great way to welcome guests to your home for the holidays. Make a pitcher for easy refills and serve it at fall parties. Garnish with apple slices and a cinnamon stick. Apple pie is one of our favorite flavors.

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Mulled Red Wine Sangria


Mulled Red Red Wine Sangria is like a delicious warm hug in a mug. Try this easy warm sangria recipe this holiday season and all winter long.

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3 Ingredient Party Punch Recipe


This party punch recipe has just 3 ingredients and is the best punch recipe for a birthday party, bridal shower or baby shower. Make this for any occasion and it’s a hit; any time of year really!

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Slow Cooker Orange Pomegranate Cider


When entertaining a group during the holidays, a family favorite has always been apple cider. Crockpot apple cider is kid friendly too. They can help with the pouring.  The slow cooker offers plenty of room so being exact in pouring isn’t necessary. Delicious fall flavors and lots of Thanksgiving punch taste.

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Cranberry Christmas Punch


This Cranberry Christmas Punch is easy to make and perfect for your Christmas brunch, dinner or holiday get together. And it’s even more fun with this festive cranberry ice ring.

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Here are other delicious recipes you may enjoy.

Tips on Serving Punch at a Party

Serving punch at a party can be a great way to provide a refreshing and communal beverage for your guests. Here are some tips to ensure your punch is a hit:

Choose a Crowd-Pleasing Recipe:

Select a punch recipe that appeals to a wide range of tastes. Consider options like fruit punch, sangria, or a non-alcoholic version.

Balance Flavors:

Ensure a good balance of sweet, sour, and fruity flavors. Taste the punch before serving and adjust ingredients as needed.

Consider Dietary Preferences:

Keep in mind any dietary restrictions or preferences of your guests. If serving an alcoholic punch, also provide a non-alcoholic option.

Prepare in Advance:

Make the punch ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld. This also gives you more time to focus on other party preparations.

Use Fresh Ingredients:

Whenever possible, use fresh fruits and juices for a vibrant and natural flavor. Fresh garnishes like citrus slices or berries can enhance the presentation.

Keep it Cool:

If the punch includes ice, use larger ice cubes or an ice ring to prevent dilution. You can freeze decorative elements like fruit slices or edible flowers into the ice.

Serve in a Festive Bowl:

Use a large, attractive punch bowl to serve the punch. Consider a bowl with a ladle for easy self-service.

Label Ingredients:

If your punch contains alcohol, make sure to label it appropriately. This helps guests make informed choices, especially if there are designated drivers or non-drinkers.

Offer a Variety of Garnishes:

Provide a selection of garnishes that guests can add to their individual cups, such as mint sprigs, citrus slices, or maraschino cherries.

Monitor the Punch Bowl:

Keep an eye on the punch bowl throughout the party to ensure it stays well-stocked and remains at the desired temperature.

Provide a Ladle and Cups:

Make it easy for guests to serve themselves by placing a ladle near the punch bowl and providing plenty of cups.

Encourage Responsible Drinking:

If your punch contains alcohol, remind guests to drink responsibly. Consider providing alternative transportation options or arranging for designated drivers.

Remember that the key to a successful punch is creating a delicious and visually appealing beverage that complements the atmosphere of your party. Tailor the punch to your guests’ preferences and the overall theme of the event.


You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.

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