Slow Cooker Christmas Punch Recipe

This Slow Cooker Christmas Punch Recipe is perfect for your holiday parties! Make this holiday punch in large or small batches depending on what you need. Perfect for Christmas celebrations and New Year’s Eve parties.

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Christmas Punch Recipe | Delicious Christmas & New Year's Eve Drink

A Hot or Cold Christmas Punch Recipe For Parties

Who doesn’t love a good Christmas cocktail party? My hand is raised high – we love them.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties seem to make it OK to indulge in a little too much food and cocktails. Indulging is sort of our thing, if you haven’t noticed so we take all opportunities to shine.

One thing I love about making holiday drinks like this Slow Cooker Christmas Punch recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and walk away. Or you can mix all the ingredients together and serve this Christmas Punch cold. Talk about a versatile cocktail recipe! hot or cold, this punch tastes delicious and it’s sure to be a hit at parties!

If you’re really up to the challenge, you can actually serve this punch both ways too. Set out a pitcher full of the cold punch and then a slow cooker with the warm punch and let your guests choose hoe they want to drink it. just make sure no one tries to spike this Christmas Punch…there’s already plenty of boozy things going on in there.

Christmas Punch Recipe | Delicious Christmas & New Year's Eve Drink

What Goes Into This Christmas Punch?

This fruity punch is made with cranberry, pineapple and a splash of lemon juice. The lemon juice (fresh please) cuts down on the sweetness from the other juices so we’re not sipping on all sugar here.

Because the booze in the punch recipe is on point. On point meaning that there’s enough alcohol in this punch to get you feeling super festive, but not so much that you taste all alcohol when you take a sip.

In fact, you hardly taste the alcohol at all. So sip carefully, my friends.

Christmas Punch is a cocktail recipe with cranberry juice for the holidays

Can You Make This Christmas Punch Without The Alcohol?

So if you want to make this punch recipe sans booze, maybe to have something fun for the kids to drink, you totally can. I would choose the cold option for serving and replace the vodka and triple sec with seltzer, flavored seltzer of soda like Sprite, 7UP or ginger ale.

You can can also get more kid friendly with the garnishes and use grapes and/or slices of fresh fruit like apples and oranges. Set up a garnish bar next to the kid friendly punch and let them pick their own garnishes! This is also a great idea for the adult punch table too.

Garnish Ideas:

  • Apple slices
  • Orange slices
  • Lemon or Lime wedges
  • Raspberries or blackberries
  • Cherries
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Star Anise

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Christmas Punch is a punch recipe with cranberry juice for parties

Christmas Punch Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x

This Christmas Punch Recipe can be served warm or cold, either right from the refrigerator or warming in a slow cooker! Perfect for Christmas & New Year’s Eve celebrations.



  • 2 cups vodka
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Fresh cranberries, star anise and cinnamon sticks for garnish


For Cold Punch:

Add the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice to a pitcher and stir.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve, then garnish each glass with a star anise, a few fresh cranberries and a cinnamon stick.

For Warm Punch: 

Add the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and lemon juice to a slow cooker along with 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 star anise .

Set on low for 2 hours, then set the slow cooker to the warm setting. Serve the punch warm with a fresh cinnamon stick, star anise and a few fresh cranberries for garnish.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: christmas punch, punch recipes, vodka cocktails, slow cooker punch, holiday cocktails, christmas cocktails, new years eve food, new years eve drinks

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