Our festive Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails are made in a large batch to share with all your party guests this season.
How are you holding up this holiday season? Are you keeping your stress levels in check?
We are planning for a neighborhood Christmas party next week. Instead of making a lavish spread that will take me days to prepare, I’ve opted to cook several pots of our favorite soups that I can make ahead and reheat.
I’ve learned over the years that it’s not worth the pressure we put on ourselves to make “showy” food, when our guests will be just as happy with well-made comfort food.
Especially when cooking for a large crowd.
Today’s recipe, Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails, is a simple 5-ingredient beverage made in less than 5 minutes. It requires only red wine, cran-apple juice, orange juice, ginger beer (or strong ginger ale) and vanilla extract.
These Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails are perky, with deep holiday undertones from the wine, ginger and vanilla.
You can dump-and-serve the punch as is, or dress up your punch bowl with orange slices, fresh cranberries and cinnamon sticks!
Notice I used a good boxed wine in this wine punch recipe.
Since it’s blended with other ingredients, there’s no need to buy expensive bottled wine, if you find a boxed brand you like!
With boxed wine, the packaging costs less so the wine usually costs less. Plus, you can recycle the cartons just like wine bottles.
I’ve noticed, people often remember to recycle their glass and plastic bottles, yet forget they can recycle cartons as well.
As we cook and create in our kitchens this season, we are also creating a lot of waste from food packaging.
There are all sorts of cartons we use daily… Broth, soups, dairy products, alternative milks, juice and boxed wine. These cartons can be recycled right along with our glass and plastic.
I encourage you to buy ingredients sold in cartons because they are made from renewable sources. Then make an effort to recycle your cartons. Recycled cartons are reborn into items we use daily, like paper towels and tissues.
You don’t even have to rinse out your cartons. Just toss them in the recycling bin with your glass and plastic!
Be a carton champion this season! Join me by taking a pledge to recycle your cartons on recyclecartons.com.
You’ll be connected to a community of people across the country that care about recycling, reducing waste, saving energy, and making a difference in their hometowns.
Let’s help the Carton Council meet their goal of 10,000 pledges.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Carton Council. The opinions and text are all mine.
Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails
Yield: 24+ servings
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes
Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe – This easy 5-ingredient boozy holiday punch makes a huge batch of Christmas or New Year cocktails all your guests will love!
- 1.5 liters red wine (I used a boxed California blend.)
- 4 cups cranberry-apple juice
- 3 cups orange juice
- 36 ounces ginger beer (strong ginger soda)
- 5 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Possible Garnishes: fresh cranberries, orange slices, apple slices, fresh mint, cinnamon sticks
- Pour the red wine, both juices, ginger beer, and vanilla in a large punch bowl. Stir well to mix.
- Garnish with fresh fruit and cinnamon sticks. Serve over ice.
NOTE: This punch is best made right before serving. You can make it one day ahead and refrigerate, but save the ginger beer to add right before serving.
Yield: 24+ servings, Serving Size: 6 ounces
- Amount Per Serving:
- Calories: 108 Calories
- Total Fat: 0.1g
- Sodium: 7mg
- Carbohydrates: 15.2g
- Fiber: 0.1g
- Sugar: 12.8g
- Protein: 0.3g
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