9 Most Festive Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch Recipes

You’ll find the top non-alcoholic holiday punch recipes here if you’ve been looking for something tasty and easy to make.

Organizing a holiday gathering is hectic enough! So, why not make the drinks ahead of time so your guests can help themselves?

Whatever the recipe, there are several reasons for a bowl of holiday punch over the festive season. It gives the cocktail bar a festive focal point, simplifies party prep, and fills guests with holiday cheer.

Indulge in these non-alcoholic holiday punch recipes and enjoy the season to the fullest.

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Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch

This easy, Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch is perfect for kids and if you’re expecting (a kid!). Make this sparkling or just opt for apple juice.
Tip: If you’re making this in advance, don’t add the sparkling ingredients until before serving!


  • 2 cups low-sugar cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups sparkling apple juice or cider
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • Orange slices, cranberries, pomegranate seeds and/or cherries for garnish


  • In a punch bowl or a festive glass pitcher, combine the orange, pineapple, and cranberry juices.
  • Ginger ale and sparkling apple juice/cider should be added and carefully mixed.
  • When it's time to serve, garnish with your preferred fruit and ice.


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Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

non-alcoholic holiday punch sparkling pomegranate

With a pomegranate ice ring floating in the middle, cranberry juice, pomegranate juice, ginger ale, and homemade simple syrup, this will look as festive as a Christmas tree. For the non-alcoholic version, replace the Prosecco with sparkling water and just remove the vodka.


For the candied rosemary:

  • 12 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

For the mocktail:

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 (12 ounces) bottles of apple cider
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Sparkling water or club soda
  • Couple dashes of orange bitters
  • Arils from 1 pomegranate


For the candied rosemary:

  1. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. After lightly moistening the rosemary with a little water, arrange it on the baking sheet. Make sure the rosemary is completely covered in sugar by sprinkling it on all sides. 
  3. Allow them to dry on the baking sheet for about an hour. You can prepare the rosemary a day ahead of time and keep it at room temperature.

For the mocktail:

  1. Pomegranate juice, orange juice, apple cider, and lemon juice should all be combined in a sizable punch bowl. Mix everything together. Store in the refrigerator to cool until you’re ready to serve.
  2. When ready to serve, add a few dashes of orange bitters and a slow pour of your preferred non-alcoholic beverage. 
  3. After giving everything a gentle stir, add in the pomegranate seeds. Pour into glasses. 
  4. Place a sprig of candied rosemary on top of each glass. Alternatively, you can transfer the punch into glasses, then top each glass with pomegranate arils and champagne.

Sparkling Plum Punch

non-alcoholic holiday punch sparkling plum

Plums are a versatile and vibrant fruit that (I really think) are underrated, but they can make an impression at any gathering thanks to their deep purple-red tint. This Sparkling Plum punch is made using reduced plum syrup, which is not overly sweet and has a hint of tang. It’s a gorgeous gem-toned drink that guests will love when mixed with sliced plums, sparkling cranberry juice, and fresh lemon juice.


  • 8 firm-ripe red and black plums
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 cups water, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 medium lemons)
  • 1 ½ cups sparkling cranberry juice


  1. Four plums should be cut lengthwise into half-inch slices and then refrigerated until needed. 
  2. Cut the remaining four plums into tiny chunks and add them to a medium-sized pot. Add one cup of water and the sugar. Heat on medium till it simmers. Simmer for about ten minutes, stirring now and then, or until plums are soft. 
  3. Transfer the plum mixture into a medium basin using a fine mesh strainer, discarding the particles. For thirty minutes, keep covered and chilled.
  4. In a large pitcher, add plum syrup, lemon juice, the saved plum slices from earlier, and the remaining 5 cups of water; swirl to mix. 
  5. Cool for at least one hour or even overnight. Transfer the chilled punch and fruit into glasses with ice, then top each with a ¼ cup of sparkling cranberry juice.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

If it’s a party, then we all need multicolors! This colorful Rainbow Sherbet Punch will surely be a hit for kids because we all know what they love the most – frozen desserts and rainbows! Safe to say this is completely non-alcoholic, so you won’t have to worry about anything.


  • 4 cups fruit punch, chilled
  • 4 cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 large)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (from 2 large)
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 1 (1 liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 quart rainbow sherbet
  • Raspberries and sliced strawberries for garnish


  1. Pour the fruit punch, pineapple juice, lemon juice, and lime juice into a sizeable punch bowl and whisk to mix.
  2. Add lemon-lime soda and ginger ale; stir gently.
  3. Keep the punch chilled until ready to serve. Before serving, use an ice cream scoop or a large spoon to scoop out rounded batches of sherbet. Make the scoops float on top of the punch.
  4. Garnish with sliced strawberries and raspberries. Serve right away.

Orange Sherbet Punch

Now, if you don’t have all the fruits and other ingredients needed to make the preceding recipe, you can also opt for an Orange Sherbet Punch. This is one of the non-alcoholic frozen drinks that are much simpler and easier to make!


  • 1 quart orange sherbet, divided
  • 1 quart lime sherbet, divided
  • 1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
  • 2 cups cranberry juice, chilled
  • 2 cups pineapple juice, chilled
  • 2 medium limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium orange, thinly sliced
  • Fresh mint


  1. Fill a 12-cup standard muffin pan with six lime and orange sherbet scoops, or about ⅓ cup per cavity. Freeze until it’s time to serve.
  2. Mix ginger ale, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and two cups of leftover orange and lime sherbet in a big punch bowl. Stir occasionally until the sherbet melts, which should take about five minutes. 
  3. Add the orange, lime, and scoops of frozen sherbet and stir. 
  4. Add mint as a garnish. Serve right away.

Chocolate, Raspberry, and Milk Punch

non-alcoholic holiday punch chocolate milk

Craving for those holiday truffles with chocolate and raspberry that you love so much? Let me introduce to you: the punch version. A few orange rinds, chocolate syrup, and raspberry preserves give a classic milk punch an unexpected makeover.


  • 1 quart 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 orange rind strips
  • ¾ cup chocolate syrup
  • ½ cup seedless raspberry jam


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the milk, cream, and orange rinds to a boil while stirring. 
  2. Take off the mixture from the heat and mix in the raspberry jam and chocolate syrup. Throw away the orange rind. Serve.

Fizzy Cider Punch

I know we have been focusing on serving the drinks to kids here, but hey, they are always the most present and energetic in a holiday celebration. But this Fizzy Cider Punch, for sure, will fascinate the adults in the group. Your guests might mistake these drinks for something made by a bartender!


  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple
  • 1 medium Honeycrisp apple
  • 4 cups apple cider, chilled
  • Sparkling water or club soda


  1. Cut the apples into thin round slices, leaving the peel and core intact, using a mandoline or a knife. 
  2. Halve the slices to make half-moons, then transfer them to a small punch bowl or a big pitcher. Add apple cider, stir, and refrigerate.
  3. Just before serving, add club soda or sparkling water. Pour over ice and top each glass with a few apple slices.

Blackberry Lime Punch

This mix of lime juice, sweet tea, non-alcoholic ginger beer, and blackberries will please everyone. Prepare for your party by making the blackberry juice the day before and chilling until you’re ready to combine the punch. This Blackberry Lime Punch stays chilled without diluting, thanks to the frozen blackberries.


  • 3 cups fresh blackberries
  • 4 cups chilled sweet tea
  • 2 cups cold water
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (from 5 limes)
  • 4 (12 oz.) cans chilled non-alcoholic ginger beer
  • 1 (16 oz) bag frozen blackberries
  • Ice
  • Lime slices
  • Mint sprigs


  1. Fresh blackberries should be in a big bowl and thoroughly smashed with a potato masher. 
  2. Press the pulp to release the juice as you pour the mixture into a measuring cup or bowl through a fine-mesh strainer. Throw away the solids.
  3. Transfer the blackberry juice into a large punch bowl (4 to 6 quarts). Add the lime juice, water, and sweet tea and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add frozen blackberries and ginger beer, stirring gently until well blended. 
  4. Serve over ice. Add lime slices and mint sprigs as garnish.

Lemon-Lime-Rosemary Punch

non-alcoholic holiday punch lemon lime

We love sherbets and your classic citrus punch can be given a fragrant twist to create a tart, refreshing drink with added herbs.


  • 6 cups limeade
  • 6 cups lemon-lime soft drink
  • 1 pint lemon sorbet
  • 1 pint  lime sherbet
  • 2 to 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Garnishes: lemon and lime slices


  1. In a big punch bowl, combine the first two ingredients and stir. 
  2. Spoon sorbet and sherbet into the drink.
  3. Garnish with sprigs of fresh rosemary. Serve right away.

Cheers To These Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch This Year

Why not change things up for a bit this year and celebrate the season with non-alcoholic holiday punch recipes! Great for all ages, family and friends will surely love them. 

These punches can be the star of the show or the perfect companion to a festive feast. Plus, they’re inclusive, ensuring that everyone can partake in the communal joy of raising a glass in celebration, regardless of their beverage preferences.

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Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch FAQs

How do you make Christmas punch?

To make a delightful Christmas punch, start with a base of fruit juices like cranberry, pomegranate, or apple. Add sparkling water or ginger ale for effervescence. Enhance the flavor with seasonal fruits such as oranges, berries, and pomegranate seeds. Spice it up with cinnamon sticks, cloves, or a hint of nutmeg. Don’t forget ice for a refreshing chill. Garnish with mint leaves or citrus slices for a festive touch.

What is the most popular non-alcoholic drink at Christmas?

One of the most popular non-alcoholic drinks during Christmas is the classic “Mocktail” or “Virgin” version of traditional cocktails. Additionally, hot chocolate with marshmallows, spiced apple cider, and festive fruit punches are commonly enjoyed. The choice often depends on personal preferences and regional traditions.

What non-alcoholic drinks should I bring to a Christmas party?

Consider bringing a variety of non-alcoholic drinks to cater to different tastes. Sparkling water with flavored infusions, virgin mojitos, or a signature non-alcoholic punch are excellent choices. Also, hot beverages like spiced cider or cocoa can warm the gathering.

What is the difference between a mocktail and a punch?

A mocktail is a non-alcoholic version of a cocktail, usually crafted to imitate the flavors of traditional alcoholic drinks. It’s often made to order and focuses on individual servings. 

On the other hand, punch is a larger batched beverage that typically includes a mix of juices, sodas, fruits, and other flavorings. It’s usually served in a communal bowl or dispenser, making it ideal for parties and gatherings.