Christmas Morning Punch Recipe

This Christmas Morning Punch Recipe is a great drink idea to serve on Christmas day. It alleviates the need of running around the house pouring juice for everyone, with a punch they can serve themselves!

When it comes to Holiday recipes, everyone needs a great Christmas punch in their repertoire and this could be as easy as it gets! 

Christmas Morning Punch Recipe in a Glass punch bowl

It also creates such a beautiful display, you can use it as a centerpiece for your brunch buffet! It’s a lot easier than fresh flowers and more functional too! 

Watch My Christmas Morning Punch Video Below!


This video also includes my recipe for my Spiced Pineapple Punch, a wonderful non-alcoholic Christmas Punch Recipe great for Christmas Day. 

Serving Tips:

  • The recipe for Christmas Morning Punch couldn’t be simpler! It can also be made on Christmas morning and not take hours in the kitchen!
  • You can serve this punch recipe as the first course as family and friends make their way to the kitchen.
  • I like to pair it with some Easy Sticky Buns or Apple Pastries or my delicious Raspberry Almond Brunch Cake would also be a great choice! 

Step#1: Add Orange Juice

This punch recipe works really well when served in a large punch bowl. Begin by adding the orange juice. I like to use the no-pulp variety because I think it looks prettier in the punch bowl once served.

Pouring Orange Juice into a Punch Bowl

Step#2: Add Grapefruit Juice

Then add some Ruby Red Grapefruit juice. The Ruby variety is the pinkest of the grapefruit juice varieties and sweeter too! 

Adding Grapefruit Juice to Orange Juice in a Punch Bowl

Step#3: Add the Fizz

Even though this is a breakfast punch, I do like to add a little fizz to it to make it feel extra special and festive. I like to top it off with lime or lemon-flavored sparkling water.

Adding Sparkeling Water to a Christmas Morning Punch

Step#4: Garnish with Citrus Wheels

To make this punch feel extra fancy and festive, add some fresh citrus wheels to the top. They’ll float in the punch which makes them look so beautiful.

Orange, Grapefruit and Lime Wheels Floating in a Christmas Punch

Seek Out Blood Oranges

This time of year blood oranges are also coming into season so if you see those at the market they will add a vibrant touch! Be sure to buy enough to make my Blood Orange Pound Cake, a deliciously moist and easy pound cake recipe. 

Blood Orange Pound Cake with candied orange garnish and fresh orange blossoms
Blood Orange Pound Cake decorated with Candied Blood Oranges

Step# 5: Add Fresh Mint

I love the look of fresh mint in punch recipes especially around Christmas time because it looks so festive. But mint will also wilt after 30 minutes or so floating around the punch bowl.

Adding Fresh Mint to the center of a Navel Orange Wheel

How To Prevent the Mint from Wilting in the Punch

  • You can make mint last longer in punch by threading it through the citrus wheels!
  • It looks so pretty this way and the larger orange and grapefruit wheels have the weight to hold it up while preventing it from wilting in the punch. 

Citrus floating in Punch Recipe with Fresh Mint in Orange Wheel

Add Cranberry Juice Ice Cubes!

Cranberry juice ice cubes will really add some wow factor to your Christmas punch! The ice cubes will keep your punch chilled and as it melts while preventing the flavor from being diluted like regular ice cubes would do. They are also so easy to make. 

Floating Cranberry Juice Ice Cube in a cup of Christmas Punch

To Make the Cubes:

  • Add 2-3 fresh cranberries in an ice cube tray
  • Top with cranberry juice cocktail
  • Freeze overnight
  • Use silicone ice cube molds for easy release!

Step#6: Add Pomegranate Seeds

The final step is to toss in a few pomegranate seeds on top of the citrus wheels for some texture and additional color. 

Christmas Morning Punch Recipe in a punch bowl

You can find pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated aisle of your grocery store. Typically where they sell the cut fruit. But if you can’t find it, below is a video that will show you the easy way to seed a pomegranate. 


Make it a Meal

To round out your Christmas Morning Breakfast you might also enjoy my make-ahead Egg Souffle Bake or perhaps some overnight Gingerbread French Toast, and don’t forget the Easy Almond Croissants

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Floating Cranberry Juice Ice Cube in a cup of Christmas Punch

Christmas Morning Punch Recipe

Yield: 10-15 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy Christmas Morning Punch recipe that looks as beautiful as it tastes! Super easy to put together and the cranberry juice ice cubes as a special touch! Makes for a great centerpiece buffet on Christmas morning.


  • 9 cups (2,160 ml) of Orange Juice
  • 4 cups (960ml) of pink grapefruit juice
  • 2 cups (480ml) lime or lemon-flavored sparkling water


  • 3 slices of navel orange (wheel-shaped)
  • 3 slices of ruby grapefruit (Wheel Shaped)
  • 3 slices lime (wheel-shaped)
  • 9 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) pomegranate seeds

For 15 ice cubes:

  • 1 ¼ cups (300ml) cranberry juice cocktail and
  • 45 fresh cranberries


    To create ice cubes, place 2-3 fresh cranberries in an ice cube tray I prefer the silicone ice cubes because I find they create the best clean shapes and are easier to remove once frozen.

    Pour cranberry juice into a small pitcher and fill ice cube trays to the top. Freeze overnight.

    Combine juice in a punch bowl. Add sparkling water. Garnish with citrus wheels.
    Thread Mint through 1 navel orange wheel and 1 grapefruit wheel. Add pomegranate seeds

    Serve in punch glasses with cranberry cubes.


The punch can be mixed the night before, then add the fresh citrus, mint and sparkling water the morning you plan to serve it.

For an alcoholic twist add champagne or sparkling wine instead of the sparkling water

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 14gSugar: 31gProtein: 3g
Brownie cake scooped into a mug with ice cream

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