I LOVE fall flavors, and Thanksgiving is a perfect time to throw apples, pumpkins, spices, and all the other delicious autumnal produce into a punch bowl with the alcohol of your choice.
These 10 easy Thanksgiving punch recipes are great for a crowd, or for just you to enjoy while locked in your bathroom when the holiday stress kicks in. In other words, you can easily make them in big, medium, or small batches depending on how many people you need to serve.
All of these recipes contain alcohol, but they would also be wonderful mocktails and you can totally make them without the booze (no idea why you would but… the option exists).
They’re easy to make, will please even the pickiest guests, and look totally delicious.
Whether you’re cooking the turkey, eating the turkey, or just watching football, these recipes are sure to make you feel warm, fuzzy, and super thankful.
I only chose recipes that I would serve at my own Thanksgiving, so get ready for some festive fall feels, ya’ll!
Harvest Punch Recipe
This beautiful punch is made with some of my favorite fall ingredients: pomegranate, blood orange, apple cider, and bourbon. Slice up some apples and crack open a few pomegranates and you have yourself a show-stopping party punch!
This recipe is super simple and looks so delicious. You really can't go wrong with cinnamon whiskey and you only need 6 ingredients (minus garnishes).
Pumpkin Punch Cocktail
I'm not a fan of overly sweet drinks, so I usually shy away from anything with pumpkin since most recipes taste more like pie than alcohol. However, this recipe sounds AMAZING. The acidity from the lemon juice against the pumpkin puree and persimmon syrup will make a perfectly balanced and super festive punch.
Spiced Apple Sparkler Holiday Punch
This is probably the most apple-y, sparkly punch recipe I've ever seen. Ingredients include apple cider, apple vodka, sparkling apple cider, and sparking wine. I can never have too much apple or too many bubbles, so to me, this is a Thanksgiving dream!
Mulled White Wine
Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like mulled wine! This recipe uses white wine instead of red, so it's a fun twist on mulled wine that the white wine drinkers in your life will absolutely love.
Last Minute Mulled Wine
The holidays are already super stressful, and this easy mulled wine recipe would definitely relieve some of the pressure. It's only a few ingredients (most of which you probably have on hand) and can be whipped up in 5 minutes flat.
Thanksgiving Rum Punch
Cloves, cinnamon, spiced rum, ginger beer... this recipe is alllll about the spices. Not only does it sound like a wonderful holiday cocktail, but it would also make your house smell incredible.
Pomegranate Cranberry Punch with Candied Rosemary
Rosemary is my absolute favorite herb during the colder months, and this recipe takes it to the next level by turning it into candy. Usually candy is difficult to make and super intimidating, but this method is simple and quick. The drink itself will be tart from the cranberry and pomegranate juice, so the candied rosemary provides a necessary hint of sweetness!
Fizzy Spiked Pear Punch
Pear is really the unsung hero of fall fruits. This recipe calls for just 4 ingredients and sounds incredibly refreshing. I'm not usually a fan of vanilla in drinks, but it pairs amazingly well with pears and would work beautifully in this context.
Spiced (and Spiked) Concord Grape Punch
This Martha Stewart recipe speaks to my soul (as do pretty much all of her recipes). It's unfussy, pretty, and looks oh-so drinkable. You probably wouldn't expect fall spices and concord grape juice to go well together, but I've learned never to question Martha and know this punch would be a show-stopper.
And that’s a wrap! Which of these punches do you want to serve your family and friends this year? Do you have a big batch punch recipe you love to break out for the holidays? If so, please let me know in the comment section below 🙂
PS: If you’re more of a wine person (like yours truly), check out these unique wines that pair perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner and my favorite wines for fall!