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Glass of holiday punch with ice, fresh cranberries and a sprig of fresh thyme.

Easy Holiday Punch (Cocktail + Mocktail)

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 12-15 servings
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Holiday Punch – the perfect holiday drink! Instructions to make it either a mocktail or a cocktail!




  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 cups soda water
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon orange juice concentrate

To make it a cocktail:

  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 3 cups champagne
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 cup of vodka, cranberry vodka or a dark rum


  • cranberries
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • ice


  1. Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Stir to break up the orange juice concentrate.
  3. Serve on ice and garnish with cranberries and fresh thyme sprigs.


  • Cranberry Juice – make sure it is not “cranberry juice cocktail” and check your ingredients if you are Whole30
  • Champagne –  a dry or sweet champagne will work, just choose based off of your own preference!
  • Taste: Feel free to taste and add additional tablespoons of orange juice concentrate! Apple cider can also be used to sweetened if you desire!

Keywords: holiday punch, cranberry punch