Hosting holiday party is a lot of fun, but it can also become overwhelming. One way to reduce the hassle is to simplify the drink service by offering your guests a festive punch.
Filled with the best flavors of the season, some of these punch recipes are chilled while others are served warm. A couple even have a surprising twist or two that will awe your guests with the flavors you pulled together.
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Sangria meets mulled wine in a fantastic recipe that is one of the comfiest punches you can mix up. It's a warm, fruity delight that your guests will love.
Jagermeister Spice and Pama are the spirits of choice in this recipe and they're paired with sangria's signature red wine. On top of that, you will find fresh cranberries and pomegranate as well as a juice blend of both fruits. Toss in a few traditional mulling spices and your party is complete.
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For a smaller gathering, the centennial punch is a charming choice. You're going to enjoy bringing a tropical fruit like pineapple into the holiday season because it adds an unexpected flair to the occasion.
You will need to begin early as the key ingredients are a pineapple-infused whiskey and coriander-pineapple syrup. Give yourself at least a full day to prepare these. Once those are ready, it's a simple mix and is sure to be a punch that will delight your snowbound guests.
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The hot gold apple cider is a guaranteed hit and the ideal winter warmer for cold nights. As a bonus, it will fill your home with the comforting scents of the season and add to the festive atmosphere.
The recipe is a simple mix of rum, cinnamon schnapps, and apple cider, mixed with a few holiday-worthy spices. Leave it on the stove to warm throughout the day and allow guests to ladle it up as they please.
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There are a number of variations on the poinsettia punch and this is a modern take that you're sure to love. The recipe is written for a single cocktail, but it can be quickly transformed into a party-worthy punch.
It's quite lovely and uses Hendrick's Gin, Chambord, cinnamon syrup, and allspice dram. Finish it off with a few clove-studded lemons if you like and you have a wonderful punch for an office party.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Eggnog is a holiday favorite and we cannot help but share this pleasant, farm-fresh take on tradition. The Texas farm nog is a made-from-scratch eggnog that relies heavily on fresh ingredients: egg, sugar, milk, and whipping cream.
It is, however, the tequila and the sherry that takes it to a new level and makes it a nog that almost everyone is going to enjoy. The recipe is written for a single drink, but can easily be converted for a party.
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A modern twist on traditional mulled wine, this mulled pomegranate warmer brings one of our favorite liqueurs into the mix.
PAMA Liqueur adds an intriguing pomegranate flavor that pairs perfectly with your favorite red wine. The seasonal spices finish it off perfectly, creating a warm punch your guests will love.
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Warm gin is both aromatic and intriguing and we have two hot gin punch recipes for you to choose from. Both are fantastic and it's actually more difficult to choose between the two than it is to make either.
One features Hendrick's Gin with a Madiera wine, a little pineapple and citrus, and all those wonderful spices we love in the winter. The other reaches back to an old-school gin in Bols Genever and also features those citrus fruits and signature spices.
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Cranberries are one of the signature fruits of the season and this lovely punch is all about those tiny morsels. It's a simple gin punch that is filled with flavor but delightfully easy to make.
The key here is to choose a gin that pairs well with berries and Brockmans is one of the best choices on the market. Add triple sec, lemon and cranberry juices, then some allspice dram for dimension. Garnish it with fresh berries and rosemary and a holiday gem is ready to serve.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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If you love a hot toddy or two, share it with your guests using a recipe that amplifies the cocktail's signature flavors. The Irish punch is a fantastic and simple recipe that's best served piping hot.
Irish whiskey is the star of this toddy recipe and it includes other signature ingredients like citrus and honey. Yet, it is the Drambuie, with its spiced honey flavor, that really brings it over the top.