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Monique’s Naughty & Good Vacation Punch

Monique’s Naughty & Good Vacation Punch


Thanksgiving is over however the holidays are nonetheless right here, child! We’re nearly midway by means of December already and it’s time so as to add a enjoyable, festive cocktail to your menu for any/all holidays you’ll be celebrating this month (together with my birthday, in fact).

My favourite naughty & good vacation punch is shiny, bubbly and so fairly poured into cocktail glasses. It’s crammed with tremendous easy components AKA no loopy bitters or syrups however has the right quantity of sweetness and taste.

Make a giant batch for Christmas, your organization vacation get together, a vacation brunch, or New Yr’s Eve, and get the get together began!

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Components in the very best vacation punch

This simple Christmas punch recipe has simply 5 core components. The result’s mild, recent and so scrumptious. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Cranberry juice: the bottom of the punch is made with cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail) which provides it loads of sweetness and a festive pink coloration. Many vacation punch recipes name for a couple of completely different juices like orange juice, pineapple juice, and so on. however I really like the simplicity of sticking with cranberry juice.
  • Prosecco: bubbles, please! You’ll add a bottle of prosecco to present the punch its sparkle and extra taste.
  • Vodka: for a little bit additional “naughty” on this naughty & good punch! I’m not an enormous fan of cocktails with darker liquors like whiskey or brandy — the vodka retains this one mild and refreshing.
  • Arduous seltzer: I added additional bubbles and taste by mixing in laborious seltzer as effectively! A whole lot of recipes name for ginger ale, Sprite, or a distinct sort of lemon-lime soda, however I just like the combo of prosecco and a tough seltzer. You possibly can, in fact, use non-alcoholic seltzer as effectively.
  • Lime juice: you’ll wish to juice a full lime into the punch for a little bit tartness.
  • Fruit: I really like including frozen or recent cranberries and orange slices to the bowl for garnish.
  • For serving: what’s a vacation punch with out fairly glasses? Use lime wedges to coat the rim, then add granulated sugar and recent rosemary sprigs to every glass.

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Customise your punch

There are many methods to customise this enjoyable vacation punch relying in your (and your visitors) preferences:

  • Select your juice. I feel a pomegranate cranberry juice would even be scrumptious on this punch. An everyday juice model like Ocean Spray is ideal.
  • Choose a seltzer. I used Spindrift Spiked Seltzer within the pineapple taste, however be at liberty to make use of any taste of laborious seltzer that you just like. Lime, pineapple, or a berry taste could be nice.
  • Add extra “get together.” Be happy to make use of as much as 1 cup of vodka, or cut back it to 1/2 cup relying on how sturdy you need the punch.

Can I make it a mocktail?

Completely! Be happy to omit the vodka and swap the prosecco to your favourite non-alcoholic seltzer.

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Good vacation punch in 3 easy steps

  1. Combine up the punch. Add the entire components (besides the garnishes) to a big punch bowl or massive drink dispenser and blend effectively to mix.
  2. Prep your glasses. Rim your serving glasses with a lime wedge in order that they’re coated, then dip them in sugar to completely coat.
  3. Pour & serve. Add ice cubes to every glass if wanted, and ladle within the punch. Garnish every glass with a recent rosemary sprig and serve!

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Ought to I add ice?

As a substitute of including ice, I like to recommend chilling the entire components forward of time in order that the ice doesn’t water down the punch because it melts. The frozen cranberries may even assist to maintain the punch chilly! In the event you’re in a pinch, be at liberty so as to add some ice to the punch bowl.

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Retailer the vacation punch for later

In the event you occur to have some punch left over, you possibly can retailer it proper within the fridge. Merely pour it into hermetic jars or containers for as much as 3 days.

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Extra cocktail recipes

Get all of our cocktail recipes right here and vacation appetizers right here!

I hope you’re keen on this enjoyable naughty & good vacation punch! In the event you make it make sure you depart a remark and a score so I understand how you favored it. Get pleasure from, xo!

Monique’s Naughty & Good Vacation Punch

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Prep Time 15 minutes

Complete Time 15 minutes

Serves8 servings

My favourite naughty & good vacation punch made with cranberry juice, bubbly prosecco and seltzer, vodka and recent lime juice. This simple glowing vacation punch is the right cocktail for Christmas events and New Yr’s Eve! Get pleasure from it in sugar-rimmed glasses for a enjoyable, fancy twist.


  • 6 cups cranberry juice or pomegranate cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail), chilled
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle Prosecco, chilled
  • ¾ cup vodka, chilled*
  • 3 (12 oz) cans laborious seltzer (I used Spindrift Spiked Seltzer pineapple taste) chilled*
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 cups frozen cranberries
  • 1-2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • For serving:
  • 1-2 limes, to coat the rim
  • Granulated sugar for coating rim
  • Contemporary rosemary sprigs, for serving


  • Mix all components in a big punch bowl and stir collectively till effectively mixed. Be happy so as to add ice if you could, however we suggest having all components chilled beforehand. The frozen cranberries may even assist to maintain the punch chilly.

  • Rim serving glasses with lime after which dip into sugar to completely coat. Add ice if desired and ladle punch into glasses. Get pleasure from! Serves 8-12.

Recipe Notes

*Be happy to make use of a distinct laborious seltzer taste of your alternative.
Use one thing like Ocean Spray for the cranberry juice.
If you need a stronger drink, be at liberty so as to add as much as 1 cup vodka. If you need a much less sturdy drink, be at liberty to make use of ½ cup vodka.

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This publish was initially printed on November thirtieth, 2021, and republished on December thirteenth, 2023.



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