I am seriously so excited about sharing this delicious and Perfect Christmas Party Punch with you guys today! Right now this is my favorite punch out there! The flavors just scream Christmas and make you want to sing Christmas carols while you sip on it! So, get your Christmas music playing and let’s get making!
I make this punch with lemon-lime soda, but if you’d like to make it an adult-only beverage, just switch out the lemon-lime soda for champagne!
The Perfect Christmas Punch
- 2 liter bottle of Lemon-Lime Soda or Champagne if you want it alcoholic
- 1 bottle of Cranberry Juice Blend
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1 frozen Lemonade Concentrate thawed
- 1 frozen Orange Juice Concentrate thawed
- Water to preference
- Garnishes - lemon slices cranberries, fresh rosemary sprigs
Combine the lemon-lime soda (or champagne) and the cranberry juice blend to a clear punch bowl or container. (Note: If you're making this punch a head of time, I'd wait and add the lemon-lime soda or champagne right before serving.)
Add 1 cup sugar and stir until combined.
Add the thawed juice concentrates.
Taste. If it's a little strong for your liking, add some water. I'd suggest anywhere from 1-3 cups. Keep in mind that if you are going to add ice (which I suggest), then that will help dilute it too as it thaws. So, don't add too much water!
Add ice (if you prefer) and then garnish! For the garnish, I like to add a bag of fresh cranberries, lemon slices (with peel) and fresh rosemary sprigs! The rosemary sprigs are the best and that is what makes this punch Christmas-y!
I highly suggest not omitting the garnishes - they are what really make this punch!
I want to point out again, that if you want to make this ahead of time, you totally can. Just wait on adding the “bubbly” drink til right before you serve it. So, hold off on adding either the lemon-lime soda or champagne until people are ready to drink it!
Enjoy this drink this holiday season! I know I will… at least 3 or 4 times! haha!
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