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Christmas morning punch is the perfect kids-friendly drink to serve with Christmas breakfast or at holiday parties. Made with cranberry cocktail, orange juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale, the refreshing, festive drink will be a hit with kids and adults alike!
On Christmas morning, you want things to be as easy as possible so you can settle in, watch the kids unwrap their gifts, and enjoy time with family. That’s where easy recipes like this holiday breakfast punch come in handy. You can whip it up in 5 minutes and it’s ready to serve!
Made with a delicious blend of fruit juices and ginger ale, it’s the perfect party punch. Plus, it’s super easy to scale according to how many people you’re serving and is the perfect drink for holiday parties.
Don’t limit yourself to the holiday season, though. This fruit punch is great for year-round breakfasts and brunches whenever you need a delicious drink for the whole family.
Let’s get started on how to make this Christmas brunch punch so you’ll be all set for Christmas Day!
This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
- Cranberry Cocktail Juice — the cranberry juice blend is sweeter and less tart than plain cranberry juice.
- Pineapple Juice — To sweeten up the drink and give it a little bit of tropical flair.
- Orange Juice — For a fresh, citrusy flavor that makes it the perfect drink for Christmas morning.
- Ginger Ale — To give this easy Christmas punch recipe a little bit of fizz. Ginger ale also adds warm, gingery, spicy notes to the drink.
- Fresh Orange Slices and Fresh Cranberries — Use fresh fruit for a garnish. It makes the drink look so pretty and festive! A lime slice is also a good garnish that adds a bit more holiday color.
The only kitchen tools you’ll need to make this Christmas drink for kids are your punch bowl or pitcher and a knife and cutting board for slicing up the oranges. It’s the perfect easy drink for your holiday festivities!
How to Make Non Alcoholic Christmas Punch
This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
Step 1: Add the ginger ale and fruit juices to a pitcher or punch bowl. Stir gently to combine.
Step 2: Add cranberries and orange slices (optional).
Important: Omit cranberries if serving this drink to small children since they can pose a choking hazard!
Step 3: Pour into glasses and enjoy!
With loads of citrus juice, a bit of soda, and fresh fruit, this delicious Christmas morning punch makes a colorful addition to your breakfast or brunch table. Serve it along with some Christmas monkey bread, this recipe for overnight French toast casserole or a big stack of old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes.
Of course, while fruit punch is perfect for a festive breakfast or brunch, it is also a great option to serve at a holiday party any time of day.
Storage and Freezing
Store leftover brunch punch in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Start with chilled ingredients. Chill the ginge ale and juice before making the punch so it will be nice and cold. If you are starting with room temperature ingredients chill the punch for at least 1 hour before serving. If you’re chilling longer than a couple of hours, wait until right before serving to add the bubbly ginger ale so it stays fizzy while serving.
- Keep it icy cold. To keep the punch cool without watering it down make some ice cubes out of fruit juice or freeze some cranberries and orange slices.
- Adjust the recipe for your needs. Double the recipe for a large crowd or halve it for a small crowd.
Additions and Variations
Swap out cranberry juice cocktail. Not a fan of the tart flavor of cranberry juice? Swap it out for pomegranate juice instead. Pomegranate juice is sweeter because it has more sugars, but you can opt for the no-sugar-added kind.
Sub mango juice for pineapple. Don’t want pineapple juice? Another sweet tropical fruit juice, such as mango juice, makes a delicious substitute.
Add extract. Some people enjoy adding vanilla or almond extract to their holiday punch. A teaspoon or so will do the trick.
Sub the ginger ale. If you don’t enjoy the flavor of ginger ale, you can sub your favorite lemon lime soda instead. Sparkling apple cider can work, too. It won’t be quite the same without the warm ginger flavor, but it’ll still be tasty.
Christmas Morning Punch Recipe FAQ
This holiday punch recipe is made with a handful of simple ingredients: cranberry juice cocktail, pineapple juice, orange juice, and ginger ale. The orange slices and cranberries are optional to make the drink look pretty.
Yes, you can! Mix everything except the ginger ale and keep it in the fridge overnight. Add the ginger ale right before serving so it stays nice and fizzy.
Absolutely! It’s a non-alcoholic beverage that kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy.
Yes, you can use diet ginger ale or sparkling water if you want to reduce the sugar a little. However, this will alter the taste slightly, and you’ll still have quite a bit of sugar from the fruit juices.
Sure, add champagne, vodka, or rum to make this festive Christmas morning punch an adult beverage. Or just make a batch of my Christmas champagne punch which has similar flavors.
More Christmas Brunch Recipes
Here are a few more of my favorite holiday breakfast items to add to your brunch table.
- Farmers Breakfast Casserole — A hearty breakfast made with eggs, ham, hashbrowns, and veggies for a meal that’ll fill you up on Christmas morning.
- 7 Up Biscuits with Bisquick — Light, fluffy biscuits that are perfect for making breakfast sandwiches or serving with gravy.
- Easy Gingerbread Pancakes — Serve a stack of these gingerbread-flavored flapjacks alongside this delicious punch!
- Easy Cinnamon Rolls (from TikTok) — Dress up Grands cinnamon rolls for the best, most decadent breakfast ever.
Christmas Morning Punch
- 2 cups cranberry cocktail juice
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 2 cups orange juice
- 2 cups ginger ale
- orange slices and cranberries for garnish
- Add the juices and ginger ale to a pitcher or punch bowl and stir to combine
- Garnish with a few slices of oranges and some cranberries before serving, if desired.
- Leave out the fresh cranberries if serving this drink to small children since they can pose a choking hazard.
- Make sure the ingredients are well chilled. If not, refrigerate the punch at least 1 hour before serving.
- If making more than 1 hour ahead, wait until just before serving to add the ginger ale.
- For an extra festive look dip the rim of the glass in orange juice, then in red sprinkles.
- Double the recipe for a big batch of Christmas drinks.