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25 Retro Punches for Your Next Holiday Party

These punch recipes bring good, old-fashioned fun to any Christmas party. Whether your shindig is all-ages or just for grown-ups, you'll find the perfect beverage for your punch bowl.

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Cranberry Party PunchTaste of Home

Cranberry Party Punch

Cute cranberry-filled ice molds in fun shapes float in this refreshing five-ingredient fruit punch. It's easy to stir up and serve right away. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Champagne Party PunchTaste of Home

Champagne Party Punch

To make this punch even more festive, float an ice ring in the punch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Slow-Cooker Christmas PunchTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Christmas Punch

Indulge in this warm pineapple punch made in the slow cooker. We use cinnamon and Red Hots to give it that cozy spiced flavor and welcome-home aroma. —Angie Goins, Tazewell, TN

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Spiced Cider PunchTaste of Home

Spiced Cider Punch

I’ve shared this recipe with many friends. It never wears out its welcome and is so easy to make. It’s also delicious warm. —Charles Piatt, Little Rock, Akansas

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Candy Cane PunchTaste of Home

Candy Cane Punch

Peppermint ice cream makes this creamy drink taste—and look—more like a dessert than a punch! I've mixed it many times for ladies' lunches and buffets. For a fun garnish, hang mini candy canes around the punch bowl or on cups. —Neva Schnauber, Ft. Collins, Colorado

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Icy Holiday Punch

Icy Holiday Punch

Pull out the punchbowl for this rosy thirst-quencher that dazzles at Christmas parties. This fun prep-ahead beverage makes any occasion a bit more special. It's delicious with apricot gelatin, too. —Margaret Matson, Metamora, Illinois

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Cranberry FizzTaste of Home

Cranberry Fizz

With just five basic ingredients, this wonderfully tangy punch couldn't be much simpler to stir together. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California

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Creamy Peppermint PunchTaste of Home

Creamy Peppermint Punch

Almost too pretty to drink, Creamy Peppermint Punch is a real crowd-pleaser. Serve it in a punch bowl and guests can help themselves, so you're free to mingle. —Linda Foreman, Locust Grove, Oklahoma

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Grinch PunchTaste of Home

Grinch Punch

My family expects to see this frothy green beverage on my buffet each Christmas. It always makes everyone happy. —Janice Hodge, Custer, South Dakota

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Chilly Coffee PunchTaste of Home

Chilly Coffee Punch

For a twist on the usual fruit punch, try a flavored coffee with ice cream, brought together just before serving. — Judy Wilson, Sun City West, Arizona

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Warm Spiced Cider PunchTaste of Home

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

This is a nice warm-up punch. I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker. —Susan Smith, Forest, Virginia

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Holiday WassailTaste of Home

Holiday Wassail

Nothing tastes like Christmas quite like a cup of this warm wassail. —Lucy Meyring, Walden, Colorado

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White Christmas SangriaTaste of Home

White Christmas Sangria

This punch has a pleasant fruity flavor. It's not too sweet so everyone will enjoy it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Hot Christmas PunchTaste of Home

Hot Christmas Punch

I originally got this recipe from a coworker who brought it to work for our office Christmas party. The punch has a nice cinnamon flavor and a rosy red color that is pleasing to almost everyone.—Patricia Dick, Anderson, Indiana

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Celebration PunchTaste of Home

Celebration Punch

This pretty fruit punch has just the right amount of sweetness. The ice ring keeps it cool for hours without diluting the flavor. —Marci Carl, Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania

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Citrus PunchTaste of Home

Citrus Punch

This zesty punch is a refreshing addition to my holiday table. I love its fruity flavor and the bright sunshiny color. You can easily double the recipe if you're expecting a larger group. —Dianne Conway, London, Ontario

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Hot Spiced Cranberry DrinkTaste of Home

Hot Spiced Cranberry Drink

I serve this rosy spiced beverage at parties and family gatherings during the winter. Friends like the tangy twist it gets from Red Hots. It's a nice change from the usual hot chocolate. —Laura Burgess, Ballwin, Missouri

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Bubbly Champagne PunchTaste of Home

Bubbly Champagne Punch

This champagne punch, served at my wedding, continues to this day to be the elegant drink we serve at special events. —Anita Geoghagan, Woodstock, Georgia

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Hot Cider PunchTaste of Home

Hot Cider Punch

My hot fruit punch has been a family fave since 1993—hard to believe that we’ve loved it for 20 years! Adding clove-studded orange wedges makes it look especially festive. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

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Snow PunchTaste of Home

Snow Punch

As pretty as a fresh snowdrift, this frothy, fruity punch has been a Christmas tradition in our family for years - but it's a light and refreshing thirst-quencher in any season. —Eloise Neeley, Norton, Ohio

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Festive Holiday PunchTaste of Home

Festive Holiday Punch

This refreshing holiday punch has a gorgeous raspberry color and tangy flavor. To complete the magic, we garnish the glasses with lime wedges. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan

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Cranberry Fruit PunchTaste of Home

Cranberry Fruit Punch

I tried different combinations of juices until I came up with this pleasant punch that's not too sweet. It's perfect when you're serving a lot of holiday sweets. —Jean Ann Herritt, Canton, Ohio

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Maple Brandy PunchTaste of Home

Maple Brandy Punch

Reminiscent of an old-fashioned brandy punch, this smooth, maple-infused beverage will add pizzazz to holiday dinner parties and other festive occasions. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Pink Sparkling Wine PunchTaste of Home

Pink Sparkling Wine Punch

A long-standing tradition in our home, this sparkling punch makes spirits bright. Garnished with fresh strawberries and lime, it makes a colorful Christmas cocktail.—Karen Kuebler, Dallas, Texas

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Sparkling Celebration PunchTaste of Home

Sparkling Celebration Punch

Every celebration deserves a gorgeous punch like this one – fruity, bubbly and icy cold. We garnish the punch bowl with slices of oranges, lemons or limes. —Sharon Tipton, Winter Garden, Florida

Lacey Muszynski
Lacey is a freelance writer and editor of food, dining, travel and lifestyle content. She's a Wisconsin native that just can't stop writing about her state, from its gigantic Bloody Marys to its greatest contribution to the world, the deep-fried cheese curd.

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