Santa Clause Christmas Punch
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Santa Claus Christmas Punch Recipe

Santa Claus Christmas Punch is an extra-delicious, easy, make-ahead holiday punch that's perfect for celebrating the holidays. This festive boozy punch is so good you will want to plan a party just so that you can serve it to your friends.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe for Christmas party punch
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 quart 100% pomegranate juice
  • 3 cups tequila
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice not cranberry juice cocktail
  • 750 ml dry sparkling wine I used Prosecco


  • Refrigerate all ingredients except the sugar until you are ready to make the punch.
  • Make a simple syrup by placing the sugar and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir constantly and boil about 5 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Let the syrup cool.
  • Stir together the pomegranate juice, tequila, lemon juice, and cranberry juice in a large gallon size container or punch bowl and add the cooled simple syrup. Chill at least 4 hours.
  • If making an ice ring, add cranberry juice and cranberries to a mold and freeze until firm, which should also take about 4 hours. If you don't have a mold, you could fill the cups of a muffin tin, use paper cups, or even a plastic storage bowl to make a block of cranberry ice to keep your punch cold.
  • Right before you serve your punch, add the sparkling wine and ice ring.


Optional: If making an ice ring, you will need additional cranberry juice and fresh or frozen cranberries.  You can use water instead of cranberry juice for the ice ring, but when it melts it will dilute your punch.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0.3g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 11.6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.2mg