Delicious Easter Punch Recipes (Without Alcohol) For Your Spring Menu

There's a festive drink for whatever you're in the mood for this Easter.

Strawberry-Basil Sweet Tea
Photo:

Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

When it comes to hosting Easter lunch, every detail matters and Southerners stick with traditional decor, from pastel-tinted table settings to the classic Easter ham. But there's always room for a festive finishing touch that will spice up the family gathering, and that's where a big-batch Easter punch comes in. It's easy to prepare, withstands the afternoon, keeps the crowd happy, and makes a pretty display in a punch bowl.

Whether you're in the mood for a refreshing Lemon Mint Sparkler or a pretty Berry Splash, these Easter drink recipes will make a welcome addition to your holiday lineup and don't call for a single drop of alcohol. (Easter takes place on the Lord's Day, after all.) Keep these delicious punches ice-cold with a decorative ice ring to ensure your crowd will never feel parched. We don't even think you should put all your eggs in one basket—make two or three different recipes and set up a festive punch bar for your guests! No matter your choice, one of these non-alcoholic Easter punch recipes deserves to appear at your Easter celebration this year.

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Lemon Mint Sparklers

Lemon Mint Sparklers
Hector Sanchez

Lemon and mint are an unstoppable springtime duo in the South, and this sparkling punch is invigoratingly crisp. The secret lies in our Lemon-Mint Syrup. Set up a self-serve beverage station equipped with fresh lemon and mint leaves so guests can garnish their drink how they prefer.

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Lemon-Lime-Rosemary Punch

Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch
Alison Miksch

We've all enjoyed a Southern punch with mounds of pastel sherbet floating on top, and this lemon-lime sherbet-speckled option feels refreshing and festive for Easter. Add equal parts limeade and lemon-lime soft drink into a punch bowl, and top it with equal parts lemon sorbet and lime sherbet. Garnish with lemon and lime slices.

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Sparkling Punch

Sparkling Punch
Jennifer Davick

Pretty and pink, this punch is simple and customizable. Tangy pink lemonade and tart cranberry juice combine with fizzy club soda for an unbeatable sweet-sour sparkler. Substitute fresh lemonade or limeade for pink lemonade if you prefer.

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Berry Splash

Berry Splash
Beth Dreiling Hontzas

This cherry-cranberry base is tart and bright but mellowed by sugar and garnished with mint and berries. If your family is into sweeter punches, we recommend adding a bit more sugar to the tart drink. Strawberry leaves make a unique garnish to this beautifully-hued drink.

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Sparkling Cherry Limeade

Sparkling Cherry Limeade
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Annette Joseph; Food Styling: Cynthia Groseclose

This playful, non-alcoholic twist on a citrus margarita will make a splash for a casual and fun Easter lunch. Limeade, sparkling water, lime, maraschino cherry juice, margarita salt, and limes create this party-worthy number. This drink easily transitions into an adult beverage with a bit of tequila and a splash of orange liqueur.

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Ginger-Orange Mocktails

Ginger-Orange Mocktails
Jennifer Davick

You'll have this non-alcoholic punch ready in five minutes, making it perfect for a last-minute Easter hosting touch! Orange juice, ginger ale, and pineapple juice make up a lovely treat for after the egg hunt. This drink couldn't be any simpler.

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Raspberry Limeade Granita

Raspberry Limeade Granita
Alison Miksch; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

This frozen cocktail is a refreshing addition to your menu that your party guests will love with a blend of fresh raspberries and lime juice. The simple syrup adds some sweetness to this drink, which takes about four or five hours to freeze. Add chilled rum for an adult beverage.

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Frozen Blueberry Lemonade

several glasses of frozen blueberry lemonade
Alison Miksch

This frozen lemonade's sweet and tart ingredients are ideal for upgrading your beverage selection this Easter. Combining lemon sorbet, frozen lemonade concentrate, and frozen blueberries blend into a smoothie-like cocktail. Try this recipe with other frozen fruits, like strawberries, for even more variety.

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Lemon-Basil Spritzer

Lemon-Basil Spritzer
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

The ingredient list for this mocktail is short and sweet. Combine lemon, fresh basil leaves, and simple syrup with lemon-flavored seltzer water for an easy seasonal beverage. This thirst-quenching refreshment is perfect for Easter celebrations when spring weather feels more like summer.

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Black-Eyed Susan Slushies

Black-Eyed Susan Slushies
Victor Protasio; Food Stying: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

This mocktail blends our favorite ingredients to create a sour yet sweet slushie. Pineapple and orange juice combine to create a fruity base, while freshly squeezed lemons and limes add the perfect tart flavoring to this drink. Offer your guests options for garnishes, including pineapple leaves, orange wheels, and maraschino cherries.

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4th of July Punch

4th of July Punch
Jennifer Causey

Don't let the name fool you. This mocktail is excellent for any occasion at any time of the year. Make this drink in advance with enough time to allow the ingredients to mingle after blending. Depending on your preferences, this big batch punch is just as delicious without alcohol or with the addition of your favorite spirit.

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Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea

Fresh Blueberry Recipes: Blueberry-Lemon Iced Tea
Photo: Van Chaplin

While sweet tea is always a mainstay at our Easter lunch, this springy twist will make a welcome addition to the lineup. Stewing the blueberries and lemon makes it even more flavorful. Serve over ice.

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Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch

Pineapple-Sweet Tea Punch
Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

This fresh tropical punch is an upgrade to traditional sweet tea and is the ideal complement to your fruity spring desserts and salads this Easter. Fresh lime juice adds a touch of acidity flavoring, which helps to balance the drink's sweet quality. Prepare this punch up to two days in advance of your gathering.

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Strawberry-Basil Sweet Tea

Strawberry-Basil Sweet Tea
Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

This punch is like a warm spring breeze. The simmered strawberries give a fresh pop to homemade lemonade, making this the ultimate egg hunt sipper. Cover and chill for at least one hour before serving.

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Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch

Cran-Raspberry-Vanilla Punch
Alison Miksch

This adorable punch is festive and fun for kids and adults alike this Easter. It's an excellent option for a treat after egg hunts and activities, using cranberry-raspberry juice, raspberry sorbet, and vanilla extract for the frothy finished drink.

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Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea

Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea
Jennifer Davick

Sweet tea gets a pop of flavor from honey and freshly grated ginger. This light punch is subtle enough to go with any Easter meal. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon.

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Frozen Lemonade

Frozen Lemonade
Caitlin Bensel; Food Styling: Melissa Gray; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Frozen lemonade is a unique twist on the traditional party punch, and using vanilla ice cream makes it seem more like a dessert than a beverage. Fresh orange and lemon juice add extra citrusy flavoring to this smoothie-like drink.

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Lime Fizz

Lime Fizz
Photo: Jennifer Davick

This simple-to-assemble cocktail will be the refreshing hit of any Easter celebration. Combine lime juice and lime-flavored simple syrup in a pitcher filled with ice. Add the club soda, stir, and enjoy.

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Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade

Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade
Ralph Anderson

Freshly squeezed lemons are the key to this recipe, but it will be worth the work. Fresh rosemary sprigs give this lemonade-based beverage a fancy twist for Easter, while the vanilla bean adds just the right amount of flavoring. Garnish with more rosemary sprigs or lemon slices.

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Homemade Cherry Limeade

Homemade Cherry Limeade
Southern Living

Make this simple punch right before serving, so the lemon-lime soda stays bubbly. The three-ingredient drink combines soda, fresh lime juice, and grenadine in a pitcher before serving the mixture over ice. Garnish with your choice of maraschino cherries or lime slices.

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Latria's Fruit Punch

Latria's Fruit Punch
Latria Graham

Dried hibiscus blossoms add a sophisticated twist to this drink, which would look beautiful in any punch bowl or glass. The honey syrup gives just enough subtle sweetness for the fruit-based punch. After pureeing the pineapple, cherries, strawberries, and peaches, let the mixture sit for six hours before straining it into a large pitcher.

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Berry Juniper Fizz

Berry Juniper Fizz
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Margaret Monroe Dickey; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Pomegranate and sparkling cranberry juice give this mocktail its lovely ruby-red hue, and the bubbles make this non-alcoholic drink feel party-ready. Adding Juniper Syrup creates a slightly bitter flavoring of gin without including the spirit. Fresh cranberries and an orange peel add an elegant garnish to this unique beverage.

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Lemonade Iced Tea

Lemonade Iced Tea
Jennifer Davick

Warm weather beckons drinks like sweet tea and lemonade, so why not combine them into one delicious beverage for your Easter celebrations? Start by boiling water for the tea, add fresh mint, and steep for 10 minutes. Next, add sugar and lemonade to help sweeten this big batch mocktail.

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Pineapple-Basil Tea

Pineapple Basil Tea
Iain Bagwell

Sweet tea gets a tropical makeover with this pineapple and basil-flavored recipe. Black tea complements the sweet pineapple and sugar mixture by balancing its flavors. Add chopped fresh basil to the pineapple and tea blend, then serve over ice.

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Strawberry-Mint Tea

Strawberry-Mint Tea
Alison Miksch; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Ginny Branch

Sparkling water adds an effervescent quality to this drink, which pairs spearmint and berries in a unique blend of flavors. Delicious as described, this tea-based beverage also pairs well with your choice of spirit.

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