Holiday Punch

Christmas High Altitude Thanksgiving | Published November 21, 2020 by Mimi Council

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This Holiday Punch is an easy and tasty cocktail that uses sparkling apple cider, vodka, pear juice, and fresh cranberries for a delicious and festive drink. Serve this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's!

If you're looking for more holiday recipes, check out some of my other favorites like my Five Spice Cranberry Apple Pie, Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes, or my Garlic Rosemary Skillet Dinner Rolls.

holiday punch

If you're looking for a fun cocktail to serve this Thanksgiving and Christmas then this Holiday Punch is it! This recipe is also delicious as a mocktail that even the kids will love! When I made this recipe the first time, all I could think was how amazing this drink would look in a big punch bowl, like high school dance style complete with a ladle! The floating cranberries make this drink so festive and would just add to the punch bowl look as well.

The recipe makes one cocktail, but you can multiply it by however many guests you anticipate and then serve it in the punch bowl. Leave the cinnamon sticks out in a little dish on the side so people can ladle their punch and then stick a cinnamon stick in it. This Holiday Punch would be an amazing addition to your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's gathering.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Seasonal and Festive: I love this cocktail because it's so festive with the fresh cranberries and cinnamon stick. It really feels like the holidays!

Cocktail or Mocktail: This drink is just as delicious as a cocktail or mocktail, so if you have kids around they can enjoy it with just the cider and pear juice.

Easy: This is an easy cocktail to make, you can even leave out the liquor and juices and let guests mix it themselves. Or you can set up a punch bowl as this would be a gorgeous way to display this festive drink.

holiday punch


Vodka: I use Square One Organics.

Sparkling Apple Cider: My favorite is Organic Martinelli's!

Pear Juice: Use your favorite organic pear juice.

Cranberries: Make sure to use fresh organic cranberries.

Cinnamon Sticks: I love to garnish these cocktails with organic cinnamon sticks.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Add ice into a cocktail glass, pour vodka over top.

Step 2

Add in pear juice, sparkling apple cider, and cranberries. Serve with a cinnamon stick.

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Can I use all sparkling apple cider?

Yes, you can skip the pear juice if you want it more bubbly and sweet.

Can I use another kind of juice?

You can use apple juice in place of pear juice.

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Holiday Punch

Mimi Council
This simple Holiday Punch makes 1 cocktail, but if you want to make many, you can just double or triple this recipe or even times it by 10 and make a whole punch bowl!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drink
Cuisine American
Makes 1 serving
Calories 163 kcal


  • 1 ½ ounces vodka
  • ¼ cup pear juice
  • ¼ cup sparkling apple cider
  • 4 cranberries
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Add ice into a cocktail glass, pour vodka over top.
  • Add in pear juice, sparkling apple cider, and cranberries.
  • Serve with a cinnamon stick.


High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.


Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 0.4mg
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