Jingle Juice Christmas Punch

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Holiday Cocktail5 min
Dust off your punch bowl and whip up a batch of Jingle Juice! This simple Christmas punch is a hit at any holiday party. Just don't be fooled by its sweet flavor and festive bubbles, this punch certainly packs a punch!

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I adore a good hot cocktail—especially around the holidays—but when it comes to a raucous Christmas party packed with folks rocking around the Christmas tree? Hand me a cup of something cool, frosty, and refreshing so I can keep partying without breaking a sweat!

Our Jingle Juice is the perfect Christmas punch to serve at any holiday party. It’s cool, sweet, bubbly, and beautifully festive in a punch bowl or drink dispenser.

And maybe the best part about Jingle Juice is just how incredibly simple it is to make! Just pour together a few ingredients, give it a swirl, and—TADA!—you’ve made a drink that’ll be the talk of Christmas! Let me show you how.

A ladle full of jingle juice held up over the punch bowl.

What’s in this Christmas punch?

The base of this jingle juice is moscato and cranberry juice for a sparkly, festive red punch. You’ll need:

  • Chilled cranberry juice to give this Christmas cocktail its red color and a sweet-tart flavor.
  • Chilled moscato to give your punch a nice amount of bubbles! We recommend red moscato, but white or pink will work too.
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec for a bright citrus flavor.
  • Vodka to add a little bit of a boozy boost to the Christmas punch.
  • Sparkling apple cider or grape juice for even more bubbly and some sweetness to balance out the cranberry juice.
  • Frozen cranberries not only look beautiful, but help chill the punch as well.
  • Limes and fresh mint leaves add a festive pop of green color and a bright flavor.

A hand holds up a glass of Christmas punch with fresh garnishes and a sugar rim.

How do I make jingle juice?

Making this holiday punch couldn’t be easier! Mix everything together in your punch bowl or drink dispenser, taste for alcohol levels, and serve!

A punch bowl is classic, but I also love to serve this Christmas punch in a glass drink dispenser. You can see the festive, sparkly jingle juice inside, but the spigot filters out the fruit and lime when you serve it.

A punch bowl filled with Jingle Juice and fresh cranberries and lime slices floating on top.

We aren’t having a big party this year—can I scale this recipe down?

This one is tricky to scale down. Instead, we recommend making an entire batch and keeping it stashed in the fridge for easy sipping all holiday season. It should last at least 2 weeks in the fridge.

Can I make this Christmas punch non-alcoholic?

Sure can! Just replace the moscato with a second bottle of sparkling cider or juice, leave out the vodka, and add 2/3 cup of orange juice in place of the Cointreau or Triple Sec.

Close-up of the top of a glass of punch garnished with cranberries, limes, and mint.

How do I rim the glasses to make them look frosty?

For peak holiday festiveness, we recommend running a lime wedge around the outside of your punch glasses and then tapping it into a saucer full of white sugar. This tastes great and makes the glass look like it was snow-kissed!

A tumbler filled with jingle juice sits on a table with festive decorations around it.

How do I keep this jingle juice cold?

The chilled alcohol, juice, and cranberries help keep the punch chilled for quite a while, but you can also make a punch ring and place it in the punch.

Here’s a beautiful cranberry ring that would go perfectly with this Christmas punch! It may not fit in a drink dispenser, but it would absolutely fit in most punch bowls.

Cheers!

Want more cocktail recipes? We have a whole list of Christmas cocktails for you!

 
Close-up of a glass of holiday punch surrounded by Christmas ornaments and pine branches.

Jingle Juice Christmas Punch Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Dust off your punch bowl and whip up a batch of Jingle Juice! This boozy Christmas punch is a hit at any holiday party—it's packed with festive flavor.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chilled cranberry juice (100% juice versions sweetened with fruit juice preferred)
  • 1 750mL bottle chilled moscato (red preferred, but white or pink work, too)
  • 2/3 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 cup vodka, plus more to taste
  • 1 25-ounce bottle chilled sparkling apple cider or grape juice
  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 3 limes, cut into thin slices
  • 1/4 cup small fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  1. In a large punch bowl or a drink dispenser, combine the cranberry juice, moscato, Cointreau or Triple Sec, vodka, apple cider or grape juice, and frozen cranberries. Stir well to combine.
  2. Taste the punch, and add additional vodka, if desired. 
  3. Layer the lime slices and mint leaves on top. Serve into punch glasses with a ladle.

Notes

  • To make the glasses look frosty and wintery, rim them with sugar by running a lime wedge along the rim of a glass before filling. Place sugar in a saucer, and then place the rim of the glass in the sugar. Fill with punch and enjoy!
  • The chilled liquids and cranberries will keep the punch chilled for a while, but for long-lasting chilling power, make a cranberry punch ring. Take a Bundt pan (silicone is easiest to remove the ice, but a metal one works, too) and pour in cranberry juice until it reaches about 1/3 up the sides. Freeze flat. When it’s time to serve your punch, remove the punch ring from the Bundt pan—pop it out of the silicone, or place the metal ring in hot water for 10 seconds to loosen—and then put the ice ring into the punch. It’ll keep it cold without watering it down!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

At Wholefully, we believe that good nutrition is about much more than just the numbers on the nutrition facts panel. Please use the above information as only a small part of what helps you decide what foods are nourishing for you.

Cassie is the founder and CEO of Wholefully. She's a home cook and wellness junkie with a love of all things healthy living. She lives on a small hobby farm in Southern Indiana with her husband, daughter, two dogs, two cats, and 15 chickens.

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