Holiday Punch Recipes

How to Make Holiday Punch

Christmas Holiday Drinks Recipes


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From holiday punch to wassail, we have tasty recipes to wet your whistle! Invite your friends and family to share these fragrant and memorable brews.

Traditional Wassail

For centuries, going back to Anglo-Saxon times, holiday revelers have wished each other, “Wes ha!”—Be Whole!—while sharing this drink. Wassail traditionally contained roasted apples, which would swell up and burst apart in the hot punch, giving it the name Lamb’s Wool.

Light Wassail

Even children will enjoy this spicy punch, which you can adopt as you wish. Taste as you go, adjusting the sugar, to find a mixture you especially like.

Cranberry Punch

Chill all the ingredients before making this festive punch recipe. If you prefer, use unsweetened cranberry/raspberry juice and sweeten to taste with superfine sugar.

Mulled Cider

Hot cider fills the house with a delicious fragrance. Make it for brunch or just to have throughout a holiday.

Mulled Wine

This creates a delightful aroma. Use burgundy or any other full-bodied wine.

Real Eggnog

We get the word nog from noggin, a small, wooden cup that English tavern-owners used for serving drinks. Once you taste homemade eggnog, you’ll never again settle for the variety sold in cartons.

George Washington’s Christmas Eggnog

We think you’ll see why George’s eggnog really packs a punch!

New Year’s Day Holiday Punch

If you prefer, substitute ginger ale for the champagne.

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