Crisp air, bonfires, colorful leaves… everyone’s favorite season is here and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a festive punch! These non-alcoholic fall punch recipes are easy to make, perfect for parties, and full of delicious seasonal fall flavors!
If it’s not clear by the name of my blog, it’s no secret that I enjoy drinking a glass of wine or two (or three…).
That said, I always provide a non-alcoholic beverage for kids and family/friends that don’t drink, and punches are my #1 go-to NA drink since they’re easy and always please a crowd.
These punches are perfect for fall and whip up in a flash, so they make party planning easy and won’t break the bank by requiring a ton of ingredients.
Fall Punch Criteria
But what makes a punch a “fall” punch? For me, a fall punch must meet the following criteria:
Is seasonal and festive
Uses peak fall flavors and produce
Makes you feel cozy
Is best described as “autumn in a glass”
So you can expect both hot and chilled non-alcoholic punches full of warm spices, fall fruits, and seasonal flavors.
Occasions For Fall Punch
There’s almost never a wrong time to serve a delicious punch, but these recipes were made with the following occasions in mind:
Fall holidays (i.e. Halloween, Labor Day, Thanksgiving)
Any time you need a festive and fun non-alcoholic beverage!
Whatever the occasion, all of these recipes are easy to make in small, medium, or large batches. And if you want an “adult” version of any of these punches, just add in your spirit of choice 🙂
With all that said, let’s check out my all-time favorite non-alcoholic fall party punch recipes!
To start us off, we have a punch that's basically fall in a glass! The primary ingredient is apple cider, but there's also lemonade and orange juice, which add acidity and balance the sweetness of the cider wonderfully.
Otherwise, you need maple syrup, rosemary, sparkling water, and chopped oranges & apples to make this gorgeous harvest punch.
Pumpkin spice got a bad rep for a while, but let's be real -- it's popular for a reason. And that reason is that it's delicious.
This pumpkin spice punch is a tasty blend of pumpkin puree, orange juice, pumpkin spice, and Sprite. Bonus points if you serve it out of a hollowed out pumpkin! So festive and fun for a party centerpiece!
Who doesn't love a hot beverage when it's chilly outside!? This hot cranberry punch will warm you from head to toe and is full of delicious fall flavors.
Cranberry juice, orange juice, apple juice, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves are all you need to make this cozy punch. It'd be great to sip while sitting around a bonfire or tailgating outside!
This unique recipe combines a few of my favorite fall flavors: chai, cinnamon, vanilla, and orange. The result is a wonderfully spicy, warm drink that's perfect for crisp fall days.
The recipe involves making vanilla chai tea and cinnamon simple syrup, then mixing it all together with fresh orange juice. Top with orange sparkling water and a cinnamon stick for a refreshing, elegant party drink!
Pears are an underrated autumnal ingredient that often play second fiddle to apples, despite being just as delicious!
This is another simple 5 ingredient recipe. You just need pear juice, lemon juice, sugar, ginger ale, and fresh pear slices. Move over apples, there's a new fall fruit in town that's ready to steal the show!
The Harry Potter movies always remind me of fall thanks to their sweeping views of Hogwarts covered in gorgeous, colorful leaves, and Butterbeer is such a festive, fun drink for the season.
It's also beyond easy to make. For the actual Butterbeer, you just whisk together cream soda, butterscotch topping, and butter extract. When ready to serve, top it all off with whipped cream and a butterscotch drizzle. The result is a tall glass of wizard's punch that's full of fall magic!
This recipe is basically exactly how you make mulled wine to a T, but it subs out the wine for grape juice to make it alcohol-free and kid-friendly.
Other than grape juice, you need a range of warm spices and fruits like cinnamon stick, clove, star anise, and orange slices. Infuse the grape juice with the spices on the stove for 30 minutes and you're done! Ideal for chilly days and any fall holidays.
Many associate pomegranate with the winter, but it's in season starting in October and is just as appropriate for fall!
This recipe uses lemon lime soda, pomegranate juice, sugar, pomegranate arils, orange slices, and mint. So it's only 3 ingredients aside from garnishes, but the result is so pretty and festive that no one would ever guess how simple it is!
Candy corn can be divisive, but we all know you can't have fall without it! This recipe also doesn't taste anything like the candy -- it uses orange soda, mango juice, and vanilla ice cream to make it the same colors as candy corn.
Though this recipe is more for the kids, it would also be fun to make for an adult Halloween party!
If you're not familiar with Wassail, it's a traditional English mulled apple cider punch with spices that dates back to the 16th century. And it's so tasty that it's still a popular drink during the fall and winter today!
Ingredients include apple cider, orange juice, pineapple juice, honey to taste, cinnamon, and cloves. Simmer everything on the stove, and 30 minutes later you have yourself a warm, cozy hug in a glass.
Though this punch was made with Thanksgiving in mind, it's perfect any time during the fall! We're finishing off the list with another simple punch recipe that only requires 3 ingredients: ginger beer (despite the name, this is non-alcoholic), pear nectar, and lemon juice.
I love using ginger beer in the fall since it's so festive and adds way more of a gingery flavor kick than ginger ale. Garnish with rosemary and a cinnamon stick to make it even more festive!
Which of these fall punches are you excited to make!? I always love the Wassail, but the mulled grape juice is also a favorite in my house. Luckily, these are all tried and true recipes, so you really can’t go wrong.
And if you have an alcohol free fall party punch that you think I need to try, please let me know in the comment section below!