If you’re hosting a holiday breakfast or brunch or just want a special drink for Christmas morning, you’ve got to try this delicious and simple Non-Alcoholic Holiday Morning Punch. Everyone loves this sweet and flavorful beverage.

a glass of cranberry punch

This delicious punch has many names – Santa punch, Christmas punch, or even brunch punch. It’s a mixture of cranberry juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. Best of all, it’s easy to make so you have more time to spend with your family.

You can make this holiday punch the night before, but I like to mix the juices and then add the ginger ale in the morning so it’s nice and fizzy. Sweet, refreshing, and kid-friendly, this non-alcoholic festive punch is perfect for Christmas Day or any other holiday!

It’s also perfect for parties and get-togethers because it doubles as a beverage and beautiful addition to a tablescape. Its bright red hue adds a pop of color to any table.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • It’s customizable! You can add fresh berries, pineapple, citrus slices, cranberries, or even fresh mint. You can also switch up the soda with Sprite, Fanta, or Fresca. Feel free to add sherbet, ice cream, or vegan ice cream for a sweet ice cream float. The opportunities are endless here and very forgiving too.
  • This punch recipe is as simple as measure, pour, and stir.
  • It isn’t a party without any punch!
a pitcher of holiday punch

Key Ingredients

Orange & pineapple juice – Orange and pineapple make an amazing pair especially for punch. Buy fresh orange juice that’s not from concentrate for better flavor. Or, make your own orange juice (see my recipe for Vitamix Orange Juice).

Unsweetened cranberry juice – I recommend using pure cranberry juice, but you can use cranberry juice cocktail or a cranberry juice blend. Just be sure it’s 100% juice so it’s not overly sweet.

Ginger ale – Most clear or fruit sodas will work here but ginger ale or lemon lime are a guaranteed success. Fanta, Fresca, sparkling cider, or Sprite also work.

ingredients for holiday punch

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a large pitcher, combine the orange juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. Stir to combine.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

photo collage with how to make christmas morning punch

Step Two

Enjoy immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you don’t want to serve this punch with ice, then make sure that all of the ingredients are chilled before using. Alternatively, you can make the punch without chilling the ingredients and either chill the finished punch before serving OR serve the punch with ice cubes.
  • This punch will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • For best results mix the juices ahead of time and then add the soda just before serving. This way the holiday punch will be bubbly.
  • If you prefer one juice over the other, feel free to increase the amount. This is your punch and you make the rules!
two glasses of punch with fresh orange slices on table

FAQs

Can I make this punch alcoholic?

Yes, you can spike this punch with rum, sparkling wine, hard cider, or brandy! If you use sparkling wine or hard cider you can use it in place of the ginger ale for carbonation.

Can I make holiday punch less sweet?

Yes! If you want the punch to be less sweet you can also add club soda. This will increase the fizz while decreasing the sweetness of the juices and soda.

Can I serve this as a mocktail?

Yes! Serve the punch in a highball glass or martini glass and call it a mocktail. You might also like my recipes for Pomegranate Cranberry Mocktail or Tart Cherry Mocktail.

glass of christmas morning punch on a table

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Non-Alcoholic Holiday Morning Punch


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Description

If you’re hosting a holiday breakfast or brunch, you’ve got to try this delicious and simple Non-Alcoholic Holiday Morning Punch. Everyone loves this sweet and flavorful beverage.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups orange juice (freshly-squeezed or from a carton), chilled
  • 2 cups unsweetened cranberry juice, chilled
  • 1 cup 100% pineapple juice, chilled
  • 1 cup ginger ale or lemon-lime soda, chilled

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the orange juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale. Stir to combine.
  2. Serve immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

Notes

  1. If you don’t want to serve this punch with ice, then make sure that all of the ingredients are chilled before using. Alternatively, you can make the punch without chilling the ingredients and either chill the finished punch before serving OR serve the punch with ice cubes.
  2. This punch will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: holiday punch recipe, Christmas punch recipe, non-alcoholic holiday drinks, non alcoholic punch recipe

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