Wine and Vodka Punch

Karen Frazier
Vodka Punch

Wine and vodka, two great cocktail ingredients that combine well together, can be mixed to create a perfect wine and vodka punch to serve at any occasion. These high-test vodka and wine punches make large batches to serve a thirsty crowd.

Simple Vodka Punch

This is an easy punch for a crowd. It makes around 40 8-ounce glasses of punch.

Ingredients

  • 750 mL vodka
  • 2 750 mL bottles of dry white wine
  • ½ gallon lemonade
  • 1½ gallons orange juice
  • Ice
  • Orange and lemon wheels for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large punch bowl, combine the vodka, wine, lemonade, and orange juice.
  2. Add ice and stir.
  3. Garnish with floating wheels of lemon and orange.

Vodka Champagne Punch

This drink has a bit more fizz than the simple vodka punch. You can use Champagne or another type of sparkling wine. It makes around 25 8-ounce servings.

Ingredients

  • 750 mL rosé Champagne, chilled
  • 750 mL vodka
  • 1 pound frozen strawberries, partially thawed, with syrup
  • 1 8-ounce can pineapple chunks with juice
  • 2 liters club soda, chilled
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a punch bowl, combine the Champagne, vodka, strawberries, pineapple chunks, club soda, and ginger ale.
  2. Stir and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Stir again.
  3. Add the ice.

Cranberry Wine Punch

Cranberry wine punch, a slightly tart drink, is great for both informal parties and more formal events. It makes around 22 8-ounce servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon chilled cranberry juice
  • 750 mL Burgundy wine or Pinot Noir
  • 750 mL vodka
  • Ice
  • Lime wheels and fresh cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large punch bowl, combine the cranberry juice, wine, and vodka. Stir.
  2. Add the ice.
  3. Garnish with floating fresh cranberries and lime wheels.

Lemon-Lime Sherbet Punch

Another citrus flavored beverage, this wine and vodka punch recipe works best with a scoop of orange or lemon sherbet on top. It makes around 23 8-ounce servings.

Ingredients

  • 12-ounce can lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 12-ounce can limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 750 mL bottle dry white wine, chilled
  • 4 cups citrus vodka, chilled
  • 3 liters ginger ale, chilled
  • Ice
  • 10 scoops of orange sherbet

Instructions

  1. In a punch bowl, combine the lemonade and limeade concentrate, the wine, vodka, ginger ale, and ice.
  2. Stir.
  3. Top with the scoops of sherbet.

Tips for Making Punch With Vodka and Wine

Making a truly good vodka and wine punch isn't always easy, because the punch becomes weaker as the ice melts in the bowl.

  • In order to offset this effect, make sure that all ingredients are extremely cold (unless otherwise specified by a recipe) before adding them into the punch bowl.
  • Sparkling or carbonated beverages are preferable in an alcoholic punch, but make sure that you add any fizzy drinks as the final ingredient.
  • Finally, there's no need to spend money on expensive liquor to add to your punch bowl. When you add all the other ingredients, it truly makes no difference whether you've bought from the top shelf or the bargain bin. Your guests will get the same effect with the cheap stuff, and chances are they'll be glad that you saved the "good stuff" for other vodka drinks at your party.

Making a Wine and Vodka Punch

Depending on the type of wine and vodka that you use, the variation in each recipe can be huge. This allows you to mix the ingredients in an endless number of ways. Whether you decide on the citrusy orange lemon vodka punch or the tart cranberry wine punch, you'll be glad that you used wine and vodka as the building blocks for your drink.

Wine and Vodka Punch