15 Nonalcoholic Christmas Punches to Complete the Party 

Published November 10, 2022
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It seems as if alcohol flows freely during the holidays, and it's true that the winter season doesn't feel quite as holly and jolly without festive drinks. But who says a beverage has to have booze to be festive? Not us! Perhaps you're not into alcohol, or maybe you're hosting and want nonalcoholic options for your guests and their kids. Or, perhaps you don't need a reason - you're just don't feel like imbibing. No matter why, you deserve a cheerful party punch too! We've got your back with nonalcoholic Christmas punches. You're guaranteed to have a nonalco-holly jolly season with any of these booze-free recipes.

Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

Try a red punch that looks as though it was intentionally matched to the green tinsel and garland adorning every surface. This recipe will make approximately six servings.

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups tart cherry juice
  • 1½ cups cranberry juice
  • ¾ cup blood orange juice
  • ¾ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cherry juice, cranberry juice, blood orange juice, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel.

White Christmas Punch

Nonalcoholic White Christmas Punch

Dream of a white Christmas with a punch that won't leave you sore from shoveling or shivering from wet mittens. This recipe makes eight servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white cranberry juice
  • 1¼ cups cream of coconut
  • ½ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Mint sprig and cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, cream of coconut, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into cocktail glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish each drink with mint sprig and cranberries.

Sparkling Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

Sparkling Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

Grab your most festive of cocktail glasses for this sparkling punch that would be a big hit with Santa...definitely more welcomed than milk. This makes approximately 10 servings.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup cinnamon simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Orange wedges and cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, cranberry juice, orange juice, lime juice, and cinnamon simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with orange wedges and cranberries.
  5. Serve in cocktail glasses over fresh ice.

Holiday Cranberry Punch

Nonalcoholic Holiday Cranberry Punch

Utilize your nonalcoholic silver rum in a juicy and tart classic cranberry punch. You turn to this recipe when you go, "Ughh, I don't know what to bring." This makes approximately eight servings.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups nonalcoholic silver rum
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup nonalcoholic orange liqueur
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel and star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, nonalcoholic silver rum, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, and orange liqueur.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel and star anise.

Jingling Ginger Ale Punch

Jingling Ginger Ale Nonalcoholic Punch

Jingle all the way through the holiday season, and gracefully navigate from party to party to party with a bit of jingling ginger ale punch in your glass. This recipe makes just four servings, perfect for whipping up on the fly, but you can quickly double or triple it to make enough to serve a group.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounces grenadine
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Rosemary sprig and cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, cranberry juice, orange juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger ale.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprig and cranberries.

Prancer's Pomegranate Punch

Prancer's Nonalcoholic Pomegranate Punch

You know how Prancer manages to work all night long without a break? Several, several, several cups of coffee. But she breaks up all that caffeine with this punch. This makes enough for nine servings, one for each reindeer. If you aren't adding nonalcoholic bourbon, swap a cup of cranberry juice in its place.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup nonalcoholic bourbon
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cinnamon syrup
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • Ice
  • Orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, pomegranate juice, nonalcoholic bourbon, orange juice, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, and maple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish each with several orange wedges.

Nonalcoholic Grinch Punch

Nonalcoholic Grinch Punch

You're certainly not a mean one like Mr. Grinch. Oddly enough, this punch seems to have the opposite effect on people. This makes approximately four servings. Life pro tip: this looks fabulous in some vintage Christmas glassware.

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups lemon-lime fruit punch
  • ½ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, lemon-lime fruit punch, lime juice, and coconut water.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lime wheel, if desired.

Easy Christmas Punch

Christmas Nonalcoholic Punch

You know the drill. Inevitably, the holiday season takes over every time slot on your calendar, and you need to find something to provide for a party. This easy Christmas punch comes together in a snap. The recipe makes approximately 10 servings.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • Ice
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soda or ginger ale
  • Cinnamon stick, orange wheel, and cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, cranberry juice, and lemonade.
  2. Top off with lemon-lime soda.
  3. Garnish with cinnamon stick, orange wheel, and cranberries.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.

Christmas Brunch Punch

Nonalcoholic Christmas Brunch Punch

You've made the overnight breakfast casserole, you have your doughnut holes ready to go, and all that you have left is a drink to complement your table. This makes approximately five servings. You can give this recipe a little sparkle by topping off each serving with a splash of sparkling grape juice or nonalcoholic sparkling wine.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup white cranberry juice
  • ½ cup grapefruit juice
  • Ice
  • Assorted citrus slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, orange juice, pineapple juice, white cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with assorted citrus slices.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.

Sparkling Snow Punch

Nonalcoholic Sparkling Snow Punch

This punch is actually relatively low in calories, great for when your belt just seems to get harder and harder to buckle as the season goes on. So, even though it has a sweet name, it'll be a great break from all the snacking while still satisfying your sweet tooth. This recipe makes approximately six servings.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vanilla club soda
  • 1½ cups lemonade
  • ½ cup peach juice
  • 2 ounces grenadine
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig, strawberry slice, and lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, lemonade, peach juice, and grenadine.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with vanilla club soda.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish each with a mint sprig, strawberry slice, and lemon wheel.

Slow Cooker Christmas Punch

Slow Cooker Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

If you love the smell of Christmas as much as you love the flavor of a holiday punch, then a "toss all the ingredients into your favorite kitchen gadget and let it waft through your house while you relax" recipe will be the perfect present to yourself. This will make approximately ten servings.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups apple juice
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 apples, cubed
  • 4 star anise
  • Cinnamon stick, apple cubes, and orange wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker, add cranberry juice, apple juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon sticks, apple cubes, and star anise.
  2. Cook on low for approximately four hours.
  3. Serve warm in mugs.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon stick, apple cubes, and orange wedge.

Christmas Wassail Punch

Christmas Wassail Punch

Toast to good health with a Christmas wassail punch. It's a classic and beloved warm holiday beverage so good that it'll make you forget it doesn't have any alcohol. This makes approximately 10 servings.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1½ cups cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, bring apple cider, orange juice, cranberry juice, and spices to boil.
  2. Reduce temperature and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove spices.
  4. Reduce to low heat, keeping warm to enjoy when you're ready.
  5. Warm a mug by filling it with hot water.
  6. After the mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  7. Carefully ladle wassail mix into the mug.
  8. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Low-Sugar Christmas Punch

Low-Sugar Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

There's no reason to miss out on the merriment and drinks. Even if you're watching your sugar intake, you aren't resigned to drinking water or plain club soda. Raise a glass to toast this low-sugar holiday punch. It makes approximately four servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar-free cranberry juice
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup lemon-lime seltzer water
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel, cranberries, and thyme sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, add ice, cranberry juice, orange juice, and lemon-lime seltzer.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Serve in cocktail glasses over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish each with orange wheel, cranberries, and a thyme sprig.

Shirley Temple's Holiday Punch

Shirley Temple's Holiday Punch

Drum up a pitcher of Shirley's own holiday punch. Thankfully, there's no need to don a curly blonde wig to enjoy this. This makes approximately eight servings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry juice
  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ cup grenadine
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to top off
  • Orange wheel and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, cherry juice, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Top off with ginger ale.
  3. Garnish with orange wheel and cherry.

Kinderpunsch

Kinderpunsch

A nonalcoholic holiday German punch, you'll find it's a close sibling to the wassail punch.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ cup cherry juice
  • 2 cups hibiscus tea
  • 1 ounce honey
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tablespoon cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • Orange slices

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add apple cider, orange juice, cherry juice, hibiscus tea, honey, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and star anise.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the mix, reduce heat, and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
  4. Strain out spices.
  5. Garnish with orange slices.
  6. Warm a mug by filling with hot water.
  7. After the mug is warm to touch, pour out the water.
  8. Serve in warm mugs.

Grandma's Booze-Free Christmas Punch

Grandma's Nonalcoholic Christmas Punch

Close your eyes and think of a flavorful nostalgic memory: grandma's cookies, maybe a dinner, or perhaps a holiday punch. Hopefully, you open your eyes and read this recipe to recreate the magic. This makes approximately 10 servings.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • ½ cup maraschino cherries with juice
  • Ice
  • 4 cups ginger ale to top off
  • Orange slice, pomegranate seeds, and star anise for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, add ice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and maraschino cherries.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with ginger ale.
  4. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with orange slice, pomegranate seeds, and star anise.

A Touch of Holiday Magic for Your Punch

Take your favorite nonalcoholic punch recipe, or even one that is a bit more adult, and give it the Christmas treatment with these garnishes that'll rival the decorations on your tree.

  • Nothing says Christmas quite like sparkles: sparkling lights on the trees, sparkling decorations over your mantel, and sparkling edible glitter in your nonalcoholic punch.
  • Roll cranberries, rosemary sprigs, or cinnamon sticks in sugar for a magical, snowy appearance.
  • Rim the individual serving glasses with sugar, shredded coconut, or festive sprinkles.
  • String together fresh cranberries with either fresh or dehydrated orange wheels for a festive garland garnish.
  • A hearty sprig or branch of rosemary will give any punch a Christmas tree look.

Nonalcoholic Holiday Punches for Quiet Nights and Party Times

There's a nonalcoholic holiday punch for any day of the week or any festive winter occasion. From low-calorie sippers to a bubbly punch, you'll find one to make everyone happier than a busy Christmas elf. Even yourself.

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15 Nonalcoholic Christmas Punches to Complete the Party