Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails

Large-Batch Holiday Wine Punch CocktailsOur festive Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails are made in a large batch to share with all your party guests this season.

Large-Batch Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe
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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.

Festive Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails


Then I’ll have bread, treats, crocks of apple cider wassail and hot chocolate for the kids, and simple large-batch Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails for the grown-ups.

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.

Fragrant Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe

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!

Making Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe

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!

Easy 5-Ingredient Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe

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.

5-Ingredient Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe

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.

Recycle Your Cartons

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!

Festive 5-Ingredient Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe

Be a carton champion this season! Join me by taking a pledge to recycle your cartons on

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.

Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails

You can also learn more about recycling cartons on Facebook and Instagram. #RecycleYourCartons

Tangy Large-Batch Holiday Wine Punch Cocktails Recipe

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

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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


  1. Pour the red wine, both juices, ginger beer, and vanilla in a large punch bowl. Stir well to mix.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Information

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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