9 Party Punch Recipes for All Kinds of Celebrations

Far from the Tree
Photo: Christopher Testani

When you're entertaining, punch is a no-brainer. It allows you to have drinks batched and ready to go, so guests can serve themselves as they please throughout the party. (Plus, it saves you from having to whip up individual cocktails.) Spicy margarita punch for warmer days; Prosecco punch for the holidays; a play on a Dark and Stormy for Halloween: We have party punch recipes for all kinds of occasions. Whether you want festive drinks for Christmas or New Year's Eve, or something low-fuss for a casual dinner, read on for plenty of options so you can start planning your menu.

01 of 09

Citrus, Brandy and Pineapple Punch

Citrus, Brandy, and Pineapple Punch

This easy brandy cocktail from drinks artisan Chris Harrison is mildly sweet and nicely boozy, with a bit of spice from nutmeg.

02 of 09

Pomegranate Punch with Prosecco

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
© Frances Janisch

Of course Maria Helm Sinskey and her husband, Rob (co-owner of Napa's Robert Sinskey Vineyards), serve their wine at parties. But she also offers refreshing punches like this one, made with tart-sweet pomegranate juice and finished with Prosecco.

03 of 09

Dark and Stormy Death Punch

Dark and Stormy Death Punch
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This is Grace Parisi's take on the Dark and Stormy, a classic rum and ginger beer drink. Floating in the punch bowl are round ice cubes made with lychee syrup and lychees stuffed with brandied cherries, which have an uncanny resemblance to eyeballs—perfect for Halloween.

04 of 09

Punch Parker

Punch Parker

Mixologist Allen Katz uses his own Dorothy Parker gin to make this fruity punch.

05 of 09

Wine Punch with Melon Ice Cubes

Wine Punch with Melon Ice Cubes
© Ryan Dausch

Derek Brown sweetens this Riesling-based punch with honey syrup. Keeping it cool are frozen melon balls, which are fun to eat once they start to thaw.

06 of 09

Anjou Punch

Anjou Punch
Nicole Franzen

Leo Robitschek makes his perfect holiday punch with warming flavors of pear, cinnamon, and citrus.

07 of 09

Spicy Margarita Punch

Spicy Margarita Punch
© Con Poulos

This recipe from Justin Chapple makes a punch, flavored with jalapeño, cucumber, cilantro, mint, and more, that can also be made as Margarita Jellies.

08 of 09

Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree
Christopher Testani

Layers of apple flavor, from cold-pressed juice, brandy, hard cider, and fresh apple slices, give this not-too-boozy punch an autumnal feel.

09 of 09

Grilled Pineapple–Tequila Punch

Grilled Pineapple Poncha Recipe
Greg Dupree

This punch from Paula Disbrowe includes blanco tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde (poblano liqueur), pineapple juice, lime juice, grilled fresh pineapple, and Topo Chico for serving — plus, a few garnishes like jalapeño slices for even more flavor.

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