There’s no better way to liven up a holiday party than with a big pitcher of punch. A lot of recipes use Kool-Aid, liters of soda, and even ice cream to build their cocktails for sweetness. But, if you’re like us, sometimes you just want a glass of punch—and not a punch of sugar.
This Christmas punch forgoes all the added sugar and instead derives its natural sweetness from apple cider. Add some spice from ginger beer and tartness from unsweetened cranberry juice, and you have a sophisticated, festive punch for your next Christmas party.
You can also make this punch ahead of time by combining the non-carbonated liquid up to 3 days in advance, then adding in the bubbles and fruit right before serving.
- 4 c. apple cider
- 1 (750-ml) bottle Prosecco
- 1 (12-oz.) can ginger beer
- 1 1/2 c. (12 oz.) unsweetened cranberry juice
- 1 1/2 c. (12 oz.) vodka
- 1 apple, any kind, sliced into rounds
- 1 blood orange, sliced into rounds
- 1 c. fresh cranberries, plus more for serving
- Cinnamon sticks, for serving
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Step 1: In a large ice-filled pitcher, combine apple cider, Prosecco, ginger beer, cranberry juice, and vodka. Add apple, orange, and cranberries and stir to combine.
Step 2: Divide punch among glasses. Garnish with a few cranberries and a cinnamon stick.
Step 3: Make Ahead: Apple cider, cranberry juice, and vodka can be mixed 3 days ahead; refrigerate. Right before serving, add ice, ginger beer, Prosecco, and fruit.