Christmas Punch Recipe

This Christmas Punch recipe is good anytime of the year and is great at a Christmas or New Years party. It can easily be updated to suit your taste. Change the amount of fruit juice and rum to give a different flavor. You can also replace all or some the lemon juice with lime juice. With a full bottle of rum, this little fruit punch can give a big punch!

  • 1/2 cup table sugar
  • 2 cups low-pulp or regular orange juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 bottle light rum (750 milliliter)
  • 1 oz triple sec liqueur
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 4 ounce jar of maraschino cherries and juice
  • 8 ounce can of pineapple chunks
  • 1 liter carbonated water
  • ice


You’ll need a large punch bowl. Be sure the ice is fresh. Old ice can give your punch a freezer taste.

  1. combine table sugar, orange juice, and lemon juice.
  2. stir until sugar is desolved
  3. add and stir in cherries, triple sec, and rum.
  4. add/float in pinapple, orange and lemon slices
  5. refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to help the flavors to meld
  6. add carbonated water
  7. add ice just before serving

Non Sequitur

Different countries traditionally serve vastly different kinds of Christmas punches. In England, for example, some families serve wassail, which is a warm mixture of red wine and fruit juices. Traditional wassail may also include ale.
Punches Round The World
United States: Christmas Punch
England: Wassail
Mexico: Ponche Navideno
Germany: Feuerzangenbowle
Denmark: Glogg
Italy: Wine

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