8 Christmas Punch Recipes That’ll Bowl You Over
Whip up big batches of potent Christmas punch to help deal with your relatives this holiday season.
Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved
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Mulled Hibiscus Punch
An infusion made from bright, exotic hibiscus flowers gives this punch a deep red color — and fills your kitchen with a lovely floral scent.
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Bourbon Tea Punch with Citrus Ice Cubes
You won't want to miss out on this ingenious punch recipe — citrus slices are frozen and then used to cool and flavor the apple-lemon, bourbon-brandy mixture without watering it down.
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Mulled Red Wine Sangria
You need only a handful of ingredients to make this cozy winter cocktail. Orange juice, brandy, sugar and citrus peels infuse red wine with flavor and add vibrant contrast to the ruby-hued beverage.
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"Saucy" Cranberry Punch
We like cranberries in sauce, but we love them even more in a cocktail. Try this seasonal spin on a retro fruit punch, where frozen cranberries do double duty to keep the drink cold and look pretty as a garnish.
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Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea
Mash blackberries into iced tea to add sweet-tart flavor and a pretty purple hue, then float bourbon on top of the chilled tea just before serving to ensure a kick.
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Good Eats Company Punch
Alton Brown uses Batavia Arrack, a molasses-and-rye-based spirit, to spike his lime-tea punch. The trick to keeping it cold all night is one giant ice block.
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Santana Sangria Punch
When fruits like cherries and peaches aren't in season, using frozen is perfectly fine to round out a sweet-tart red sangria.
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This "punch" is actually nonalcoholic and more like a milkshake. Vanilla ice cream, peppermint extract, milk and club soda make for a fizzy after-dinner treat.
Get the Recipe: Peppermint Punch