34 Easy Punch Recipes To Liven Up Any Party
Southern women love their china and crystal. Whether passed down through generations or picked out on a wedding registry, china and crystal have a special place in Southern hostesses’ hearts (and table settings). Over the years, certain pieces get more love than others. One serving dish we hope isn’t gathering dust in your cabinet? The punch bowl! If it’s been a while since your old-school punch bowl saw the light of day—or lights of a party—let these easy punch recipes serve as inspiration to bring it out for your next gathering. A word of warning: All of these are alcoholic punch recipes, so label them accordingly on the bar. If you’re looking for Christmas punch recipes, we’ve got plenty of festive options, including our Texas Santa Punch and Sparkling Pomegranate Punch. Need a big-batch Thanksgiving cocktail? Our Thanksgiving Rum Punch and Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch have all the cozy flavors of fall. If you’re hosting a bridal shower or ladies’ luncheon, don’t go without serving a signature sparking punch recipe. With these countless easy punch recipe options, your guests won’t go thirsty at a single party this year. These big-batch cocktails are the best reason to get Grandma’s punch bowl out.
Spicy Bourbon-Citrus Punch
Recipe: Spicy Bourbon-Citrus Punch
This pretty punch is the ultimate make-ahead option for your holiday party.
Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Recipe: Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
Ginger ale and vodka balance out prosecco and simple syrup to keep this punch just sweet enough.
Triple B Milk Punch
Recipe: Triple B Milk Punch
Bourbon, brandy, and buttermilk are what give this holiday punch its famous name.
Recipe: Milk Punch
Milk punch is a classic holiday drink that’s basically a boozy milkshake, so sign us up.
Whiskey-Apple Cider Punch
Recipe: Whiskey-Apple Cider Punch
Deliciously sweet and tangy with all the flavors of fall, this big-batch punch was made for your tailgate.
Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch
Recipe: Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch
Black iced-tea and pineapple juice come together to make the most refreshing summer punch we’ve ever had.
Recipe: Champagne Punch
Luncheons, showers, or Saturday brunch could benefit from a pretty sparkling punch, and this is our go-to recipe.
Thanksgiving Rum Punch
Recipe: Thanksgiving Rum Punch
Quick enough to make right before guests arrive, this refreshing punch will get your Turkey Day festivities started on the right note.
Big Batch Bourbon Ginger Ale Punch
Homemade lime simple syrup adds an extra touch that goes a long way in this crowd-pleaser.
Cranberry Sangría Punch
Recipe: Cranberry Sangría Punch
This wintry twist on sangria will go fast, so make two batches for your Christmas party.
4th of July Punch
Recipe: 4th of July Punch
There’s nothing better than an ice-cold, refreshing sipper on a hot, humid Southern day.
Cheerwine Holiday Punch
Recipe: Cheerwine Holiday Punch
Two Southern favorites—Cheerwine and bourbon—meet in this festive recipe.
Recipe: Grinch Punch
This punch is the perfect combination of sweet, fizzy, and creamy. Decorate the rims of your glasses with green sprinkles for extra fun.
Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch
Recipe: Bourbon Apple Cider Thyme Punch
As we all know, “fall” in the South doesn’t always mean cooler temperatures. This chilled cocktail will keep you cool while still making you feel like it’s fall with its flavors.
Southern Planter’s Punch
Recipe: Southern Planter’s Punch
This tropical punch is the perfect pitcher sipper for summer days on the porch.
Fizzy Cider Punch
Recipe: Fizzy Cider Punch
Apple cider put on its best party dress with this fizzy and fun recipe.
Spiced Orange-Bourbon Punch
Recipe: Spiced Orange-Bourbon Punch
This refreshing punch will become your signature holiday cocktail for years to come.
Sparkling Citrus Punch with Lemonade Ice Cubes
You don’t have to worry about your cocktails getting watered down when you serve them with lemonade ice cubes.
Recipe: Lemon-Lime-Rosemary Punch
Lemon Sorbet and lime sherbet float on top of this light and refreshing fruity punch.
Berry Bubbly Punch
Recipe: Berry Bubbly Punch
This fruity, sparkling cocktail can be served any time of year.
Retro Rum Punch
Recipe: Retro Rum Punch
This five-minute recipe can be thrown together right before guests arrive.
Southern Russian Punch
Recipe: Southern Russian Punch
Coffee lovers will have a new favorite drink in this big-batch riff on a White Russian.
Chocolate-Raspberry Milk Punch
Recipe: Chocolate-Raspberry Milk Punch
This decadent spin on milk punch will satisfy every chocolate lover at your party.
Recipe: Montgomery Punch
A festive ice ring adds a personal touch to the presentation of this sparking punch.
Cranberry-Key Lime Punch
Recipe: Cranberry-Key Lime Punch
Cranberries add a little holiday flair to this summery cocktail, so you can serve it any month of the year.
Recipe: Sorghum-Cider Punch
This autumnal punch recipe has all the fall flavors you crave.
Sparkling Rum Punch
Recipe: Sparkling Rum Punch
You only need four ingredients to make this punch recipe that you can serve for any occasion.
Ginger-Vanilla Milk Punch
Recipe: Ginger-Vanilla Milk Punch
Citrus and ginger add bright notes to this winter milk punch.
Mississippi Bourbon Punch
Recipe: Mississippi Bourbon Punch
This cocktail was made to serve a crowd, so it’s ideal for your next tailgate or holiday party.
Texas Santa Punch
Recipe: Texas Santa Punch
Turn your holiday party up a notch with this ruby-red tequila punch.
Recipe: Shoo-Fly Punch
Bright citrus, refreshing ginger beer, and cozy bourbon make this cocktail a winner every time we serve it.
Mint-and-White-Chocolate Milk Punch
This wintry drink is a delicious option to serve at your annual White Elephant party.
Recipe: Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch
Whole cranberries and raspberry sorbet garnish the punch bowl in this festive cocktail recipe.