Thanksgiving Punch Recipe

Thanksgiving Punch Recipe

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Here’s another must-try Thanksgiving punch recipe. It’s a concoction of red wine, whiskey, ginger ale, and cranberry juice filled with frozen cranberries, apple slices, and orange slices as sinkers. The result is a gorgeously festive and fresh-looking cocktail. Bring out the holiday cutleries and glasses to pour the Thanksgiving drinks into as the perfect beverage to go with this turkey recipe.

Tips on Making Thanksgiving Punch

Here are helpful tips in making this fall punch recipe the hit of your party:

  • Make it a few hours or a day ahead. The flavors will develop as it chills in the fridge.
  • If you’re in for a more intense flavor, use ginger beer instead of ginger ale.
  • Explore with other flavors by substituting cranberry juice with blood orange juice, apple cider, or grape juice.
  • Add other fresh fruits for sinkers like blueberries, grapes, and perhaps even some sliced peaches.
  • Serve the drinks with cinnamon sticks as stirrers.

For Thanksgiving food ideas to pair it with, check out this cranberry stuffing and this pumpkin pie recipe for dessert.

A boozy holiday punch made with red wine, ginger ale, cranberry juice, and whiskey with fresh orange and apple slices and cranberries to make it look festive!

Prep: 5 mins
Chill Time:: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 5 mins


  • 3 cups red wine, preferably a dessert wine
  • 3 cups ginger ale
  • cups cranberry juice
  • 1⅓ cups whiskey, preferably Fireball
  • 2 cups cranberries, frozen
  • 1 orange, ripe, sliced into thin rings
  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced


  1. In a large punch bowl, combine all ingredients together.
  2. Keep the punch chilled for at least 2 hours before serving.
  3. To serve, have your guests help themselves with ice cubes before adding the punch. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 37g
  • :
  • Calcium: 24mg
  • Calories: 301kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 203mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Vitamin A: 82IU
  • Vitamin C: 35mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this Thanksgiving punch recipe non-alcoholic?

Yes! To make a kid-friendly mocktail, you can leave out the red wine and whiskey and use cola or sprite and grape juice instead.

Can I make this punch recipe ahead?

Yes! It’ll taste even better after sitting in the fridge for 1 day.

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