Christmas Punch

F&W's terrific holiday Christmas punch ideas include sparkling pomegranate punch and sticky toffee pudding eggnog. Plus, easy Christmas punch recipes like festive, Champagne holiday punch.

Easy Christmas Punch Recipes

  • Champagne Holiday Punch

    This sparkling punch is terrifically light, but the malted grain–based genever adds whiskey-like depth.

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    Champagne Holiday Punch
  • Italian Spritz Punch

    This simple sparkling punch "would be a great aperitif for a large dinner party," says Wayne Collins; he recommends serving it in teacups.

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    Italian Spritz Punch
  • Philadelphia Fish House Punch

    Cocktail historians Paul Harrington and Laura Moorhead trace this cocktail back to 1732, when Philadelphia's Schuylkill Fishing Club began every meeting with a bowl of this potent punch.

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    Philadelphia Fish House Punch
  • Beaujolais Cobbler with Raspberry Shrub

    This sangria-like drink is a cobbler—a classic cocktail combining some kind of liquor or wine with sugar and fresh fruit. John Salas spikes his with a vinegar syrup called a shrub, for a tart, refreshing, complex edge.

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    Beaujolais Cobbler with Raspberry Shrub
  • Vodka-Rose Punch

    Padma Lakshmi swirls rose syrup into this punch. "I love the floral accent and the frilly pink tinge it gives mixed drinks," she says.

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    Vodka-Rose Punch
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"Instead of recipes, I think it’s most important to learn how to taste," says PDT mixologist and F&W contributing editor Jim Meehan.