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Hot Holiday Punch

Updated on November 14, 2014

Hot Drink for Cold Nights

I love to entertain during the winter months. I have several parties in the month of December and then we usually have a Super Bowl party in January. These cold winter night parties call for some hot drinks and I have experimented with several different ones over the years.

The "Hot Holiday Punch" in this lens is one that has been very popular with my guests. It has just the right blend of juices and spices and is great with or without alcohol.

If you prefer a cold drink, I've also added a festive holiday martini !

Happy Party Time

photo by Mary Beth Granger

Hot Punch Recipe

This punch is wonderful for parties on those cold winter nights. It is good by itself and even better with a bit of rum. I adapted this recipe from one I found at our local supermarket.

After the punch is heated I put the crockpot on warm.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 15


  • 1 jar (48 oz) cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 can (46 oz) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • one orange cut into slices


  1. Combine all ingredients in large crockpot and heat.
  2. Here is a recipe card for the punch.
  3. Hot Holiday Punch Recipe by mbgphoto
Cast your vote for Hot Holiday Punch

Add Rum to Punch

Let your guests have the option of adding rum to their cup of punch. I put this sign next to a decanter filled with rum.

Mugs for Hot Drinks - holiday punch

These mugs would be perfect to serve your Hot Holiday Punch

Large Crock Pot

Here is the crock pot I used for my punch. I find it comes in handy for parties.

Red Ladle - holiday red ladle

This red ladle is perfect to serve your hot punch.

Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss - holiday martini

This is a very festive looking martini. It was a big hit at my last party I adapted this recipe from one I found in our local newspaper.

Note: I just made myself one of these drinks in order to take a photo for this lens. I used just the cranberry juice and amaretto and it was delicious!

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 8


  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1/2 cup amaretto
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice


  1. Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto and orange juice in a pitcher. Cover and chill until ready to serve. (I made it several hours before the party.
  2. When ready to serve pour the drink into a martini glass. You can garnish it with a slice of orange if desired.

Holiday Martini Glasses

Here are some great glasses to serve your Ameretto-Cranberry Kiss. I love festive glasses for the holidays.

Do you have a favorite hot holiday drink? - stop by and leave me a note

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    • JimHofman profile image


      4 years ago

      My favorite holiday drink is glogg. I just made two batches and the house smells heavenly! My recipes are on my glogg lens. Cheers!

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      5 years ago

      This looks so good! What a great recipe for the holidays.

    • DecoratingEvents profile image


      5 years ago

      It's coming fast -- the cold weather I mean. Hot holiday punches are just the anecdote!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hot cider has always been my drink of choice to warm up with, but your hot holiday punch looks delicious.

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      As the weather is turning cooler, I am definitely seeking hot beverages to drink.

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      6 years ago

      Gosh, my dear! This sounds like a great drink idea for colder nights ... kind of like a hot toddy. Delicious.

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      6 years ago

      I love hot cider.. but your punch sounds divine! Blessed!

    • clouda9 lm profile image

      clouda9 lm 

      7 years ago

      Tasty ideas for holiday punch. Mmm! to the Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss. *Blessed

    • jlshernandez profile image


      7 years ago

      I already feel giddy just looking at the drinks. Thanks for sharing the great recipes. Blessed.

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      Indigo Janson 

      7 years ago from UK

      Ah now this is just the thing for this time of year! Both drinks sound wonderful but I think your presentation ideas would truly make them special.

    • oztoo lm profile image

      oztoo lm 

      7 years ago

      Looks like a great recipe and keeping it hot in the crock pot makes it even better. The matini looks yummy too.

    • SandyMertens profile image

      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Can't wait to make this/

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      7 years ago

      This sound delightful and yummy. The only time I drink hot drinks is during this season.

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      capriliz lm 

      7 years ago

      Your hot holiday punch looks like it would be wonderful on a cold winter's night!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Yummy. I wish I had a cup of your Hot Holiday Punch with Rum right now. I am sure it would help me get a good nights sleep and probably help my cough. Sounds wonderful

    • Faye Rutledge profile image

      Faye Rutledge 

      7 years ago from Concord VA

      I like your idea of serving a hot drink at your parties. The recipe sounds wonderful. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Your Hot Holiday Punch sounds divine!!! I will definitely print this recipe and try it! Thanks!

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      7 years ago

      Most of my life I didn't drink hot things. But I am beginning to appreciate them and these sound great!


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