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Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #holiday #punch #recipe

A sparkly refreshing punch with so many flavors of the season: cranberry, ginger, rosemary, orange and pomegranate. With or without the rum, it’s a total crowd pleaser.

I first made this punch for our yoga teacher training graduation ceremony because our instructor (Roscha) specially requested a non-alcoholic punch for the occasion. Everyone loved it … it quickly disappeared. I was deep in the enjoyment of the moment, though, and didn’t notice right away (or maybe I didn’t really care … it was, after all, my graduation too!). I had brought enough to make a second bowl of punch, so I made another big bowl of punch. This time there was quite a bit left over, but Roscha was totally happy to keep it she loved it so much. I watched the look on her face as she drank it … that lady has mindful eating down to an art!

Anyway, since it was so popular at the graduation ceremony, I decided to make it for cooking class as well. but for them I knew I needed to add alcohol. I tried it with some spiced rum in a mini-version at home and decided that was just the thing. They loved it, although they said that it needed more than 1 cup of rum. It’s a good thing I brought the bottle along! I let people add rum to their glasses as they wished and they were pleased as punch at that.

It’s a beautiful punch for the season, whether you need a kid-friendly or an adult version for your celebration.

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 - 15 servings

Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch


    For the rosemary red wine simple syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup water
  • A sprig or two of fresh rosemary or lavender
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the punch:
  • 60 oz. cranberry pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 - 2 cups spiced rum (optional ... or to taste)
  • 1 cup rosemary simple syrup
  • 1 12-oz. ginger beer (for non-alcoholic, use N/A ginger beer)
  • 1 liter of club soda (or you could substitute a bottle of prosecco)
  • For garnish: slices of oranges and apples, fresh cranberries


  1. To make the simple syrup: put the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan and stir together. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Let cool, then strain out the rosemary. Store in a jar in the fridge until cold.
  2. At party time, in a punch bowl or large pitcher, add the juices, rum and syrup. Pour in the ginger beer and club soda. Add slices of fruit and/or fresh cranberries for garnish and extra flavor. If you're serving in a punch bowl, an ice ring is a nice touch. If you don't have an ice ring, have a bucket of ice cubes ready on the side so guests can add ice to their punch as they please.


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Cranberry Ginger Holiday Punch ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #refreshing #holiday #punch #recipe

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4 Responses

  1. This looks wonderful and perfect for the Holiday season!!! I will be adding this to my “to make” list 😉

    December 20, 2017 at 9:54 am

  2. My Dad would absolutely love this one Ann! Thanks for the recipe!

    December 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

  3. Beautiful pics Anne

    December 22, 2017 at 5:50 am

  4. Love this… It’s so colorful and festive!

    December 27, 2017 at 9:32 pm