Get the party started with this delicious non-alcoholic Party Punch recipe, loaded with tropical flavors, fresh fruit, and fizz, chilled with ice cubes or poured over ice. This is the best punch recipe! We use simple ingredients that can be prepared ahead of time for a festive drink that appeals to everyone.
This party punch is a versatile drink that’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual gathering or a formal event like birthday parties, baby showers, or bridal showers. The lack of alcohol makes this punch great for kids and adults alike, much like Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch. The flavors are really versatile, too, so if big-batch cocktails are what you’re going for, there are lots of options to add something in – I’d try Prosecco, champagne, vodka, or a white rum!
For more party-ready fruity drinks, check out this Fruit Tingle, Orange Lemon Gin Cocktail, and Peach Margaritas. Frozen wine slushies or a big batch of Red Wine Sangria is always a crowd-pleaser, too.
Why You’ll Love this Party Punch Recipe
- Quick and easy to prepare
- Serves a crowd
- Budget-friendly ingredients
- Adds to the party decoration
What do I Need for this Recipe?
- Hawaiian Punch – A 59 oz. container of fruit punch equates to about 7.5 cups.
- Ginger ale – You’ll need about 3 cans for this punch. You could also use club soda or lemon-lime soda like 7-up or Sprite.
- Pineapple orange juice – You can also use plain pineapple juice or fresh orange juice instead of a blend.
- Citrus slices – orange, lemon, and lime all work to balance the flavors.
- Raspberries – I’ve used fresh raspberries for garnish.
In addition to raspberries, fresh strawberries, citrus like lemon, lime, and orange slices, sprigs of mint would all be lovely to float in the punch bowl or pitcher.
If ever there was a time to bust out the punch bowl, this is it! Nothing pleases guests more than a gorgeous punch bowl or fancy beverage dispenser. Of course, you can also make a glass pitcher for your guests to enjoy if you prefer. I’ve used my mom’s vintage glass punch bowl and am just pleased as punch to have it in my pantry for get-togethers. 😉
Variations and Substitutions:
- Use different types of fruit to change the flavor and create a personalized perfect drink. For example, you can use strawberries, pineapples, oranges, cranberries, pomegranates, or raspberries.
- Holiday punch – swap out the fruit punch for cranberry juice and add some fresh or sugared cranberries.
- You can add a splash of alcohol, such as rum, gin, or vodka, to make it a more adult drink.
- Add scoops of vanilla ice cream right into the punch bowl instead of the ice cubes or fill the bowl with rainbow sherbet ice cream and you’ll have a classic sherbet punch.
- You can add fresh herbs like mint, basil or rosemary for a unique twist
- You can add crushed ice to each serving glass to make a slushie consistency.
- Use plain orange juice or plain pineapple juice instead of the orange-pineapple blend.
- Club soda or lemon-lime soda can be used instead of Ginger ale.
🔪 Instructions to make this Delicious Recipe:
PREP: You will want to have your ingredients chilled and on stand-by to make this fruity punch recipe. Citrus can be sliced in advance. Berries should not be rinsed until assembly time. It takes just a few minutes to put everything together. I typically make the punch as the clock strikes party time.
Step 1: To make the perfect punch, begin by filling a large punch bowl with ice.
Step 2: Add the Hawaiian Punch, orange juice blend, and stir together.
Step 3: Pour in the ginger ale and mix lightly to combine.
Step 4: To finish off this delicious recipe, sprinkle raspberries and citrus slices over the top of the punch. Serve immediately.
Always taste the party punch yourself before serving. You can easily make last-minute adjustments by increasing ingredients or adding others in to create the flavor you desire.
ALSO, purchase additional ingredients so that you can refill that punch bowl if the guests drink it dry!
- Ginger Ale loses its carbonation after a couple hours. Mix the punch up just before serving. In addition, the ice will water down the punch as it melts.
- If you’d like, add just a small amount of ice to the punch bowl/pitcher and then add plenty of ice to the serving glasses. If you do not fill the punch bowl with ice, though, you may want to double the recipe for a nice, full punch bowl.
- Adjust the quantities of punch, juice, and soda to your preferred taste.
- Leftover party punch can be turned into fun and delicious frozen lollipops as a way to extend the shelf life of any remaining party punch.
Party punch dates back to the 16th century, when it was known as “punch” which derived from the Hindi word “panch” meaning five.
The name refers to the five ingredients used in traditional punch recipes: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices. It was also traditionally served in a large punch bowl and guests would serve themselves with a ladle.
How Should I Store this Party Punch Recipe?
For the very best party punch recipe, serve over ice immediately once assembled, otherwise, the fizzy ginger ale will start to flatten and the ice will melt.
If you have to store leftover party punch, first remove any remaining ice cubes from the punch bowl and any remaining citrus slices as they can turn the punch bitter. Cover the jug with plastic wrap and store the party punch in the fridge for 2-3 days.
What Are The 5 Ingredients of Punch?
A classic punch consists of alcohol (typically rum, brandy, or other spirits), sugar, lemon (or another citrus), water, and tea or spices (such as cinnamon or nutmeg, to add flavor and complexity to the drink).
How Should I Serve Party Punch?
Party punch can be served in a large punch bowl with a ladle for guests to help themselves to, in individual glasses, or in a drink dispenser. You can add ice to the punch to keep it chilled or only remove it from the fridge for serving. Garnish with whole fruit and citrus slices or keep your delicious punch plain.
Party Punch Recipe
- 59 oz. container Hawaiian Punch about 7.5 cups
- 36 ounces ginger ale about 3 cans
- 2 cups pineapple orange juice
- Citrus slices for garnish orange, lemon, and/or lime
- 1 cup fresh raspberries for garnish
- Fill punch bowl with ice.
- Add the Hawaiian Punch, orange juice blend, and stir together. Pour in the ginger ale and mix lightly to combine.
- Sprinkle raspberries and citrus slices over the top of the punch.
- Serve immediately.