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Pisco Punch

Pisco , Punches

Maxine Belfand’s irresistible Pisco Punch brings together high-quality pisco, white wine, pineapple and lemon juice. The relatively simple recipe allows the floral notes of El Gobernador pisco to really shine.

Hibiscus Summer Garden Punch

Gin , Punches

The punch bowl can make or break any summer gathering. The Hibiscus Summer Garden Punch is just the recipe to delight your guests, with its fresh blend of natural ingredients.

Standard Summertime Punch

Brandy / Cognac Cognac Sherry , Punches

Cognac, sherry and peach tea make this summery punch a year-round crowd-pleaser.

Orange Sherbet Mimosa Punch


Joy Wilson, aka Joy the Baker, has created this perfectly springy and bubbly brunch drink found in her book Over Easy. The citrusy cocktail for a crowd perfectly combines the whimsy of sherbet we all know and love from childhood with the adult effervescence of a weekend morning Mimosa. The result is simple yet brilliant.

Let’s Pumpkin

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Punches

Because who doesn’t like a boozy jack-o’-lantern?

Game Day Sangria


Made with white wine and hard apple cider, it's the perfect football party cocktail.

Lawless Liter

Tequila , Punches

Meet the ensemble cast critics will cheer for, featuring heavy-hitters like tequila, Yellow Chartreuse and velvet falernum.

Sparkling Apple Punch

Tequila , Punches

A smoked honey syrup and spicy bitters lend subtle heat to this tequila-based party punch that serves eight to ten people.

Ciderhouse Punch

Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Punches

Entertaining a crowd? This port-based punch will happily serve a group of 20.

Point Reyes Punch

Rum Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Punches

Who doesn’t love an equal parts cocktail? Pineapple juice lends a sweet-tart thread to this sunny blend of rum and dry vermouth.

Hanalei Sun

Rum Vodka , Modern Classics Punches

This infusion makes a fast-as-lightning cocktail. Just let pineapple chunks and rum hang out together for a few days. Then shake, strain and sip.


Vodka , Punches

Inspired by the earthy flavors of cardamom, this cocktail combines espresso, pistachio vodka and cardamom syrup.

Not So Innocent

Rum , Punches

Chicago cocktail consultant Revae Schneider is fond of anything with rum, lemon, maple syrup and a little bit of bitters, served warm. Set this fragrant punch on the stovetop before guests arrive and let the comforting scent waft as they walk in the door.

All-Purpose Eggnog

Rum , Classics Punches

This interchangeable eggnog recipe allows you to swap in your favorite base spirit or mix of spirits to create the perfect personalized punch. It’s easily multiplied to serve any size party, which means it’s the only ’nog you need this season.

Tomahawk Punch

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Punches

The ultimate bubbly fall punch, best served in a pumpkin punch bowl.

Café Corrección Ponche

Rum Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Punches

This rum punch plays off cold-brew coffee’s bright orange-peel and spice flavors.

Bermuda Rum Swizzle

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

To prepare a Rum Swizzle, it’s best to use an authentic swizzle stick. Real swizzle sticks are long stems snapped off a tree native to the Caribbean, and feature multiple prongs that stick out horizontally. When spun rapidly between your hands inside a cold cocktail, the swizzle stick will create a thick layer of frost on the outside of a glass—the sign of a perfect swizzle.

Moët Golden Night

Brandy / Cognac , Punches

This sparkling pear-and-cardamom elixir is the official cocktail of the 2014 Golden Globes.

Ponche Navideño

Rum , Modern Classics Punches

An essential part of Christmas in Mexico, sweet, fragrant Ponche Navideño can be found simmering away on stovetops and at traditional outdoor markets all across the country from December 12 through January 6, the period during which the holiday is celebrated. Featuring traditional Mexican flavorings such as fresh sugar cane, guavas and tejocotes (a crabapple-type fruit), the punch is spiked with a healthy dose of rum and served piping hot to ward off any winter chills. Here in the U.S., it can be hard to find these items fresh. So this recipe relies on easy-to-find ingredients that lend their Mexican flair to an irresistible rum punch.

Oaxacan Punch

Liqueurs Mezcal , Punches

Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.


Brandy / Cognac Rum Vodka , Classics Hot Punches

This warming Scandinavian tipple is just what you need during chilly winter months.

Canadian Punch

Rum Rye Whiskey , Punches

This drink recipe first appeared in Jerry Thomas’ seminal 1862 The Bon Vivant’s Companion.

Two-Hit Fig Punch

Bourbon / American Whiskey Rum , Punches

Whiskey and spiced rum spike this fresh-fruit punch.

Classic Rum-Brandy Punch

Brandy / Cognac Rum , Punches

This historic summer punch brings back the good ol’ days.

Dale’s Rainbow Planter’s Punch

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

An instant-party-in-a-punchbowl for six, dreamed up by cocktail legend Dale DeGroff.

Boat House Punch

Gin , Punches

The citrusy, bubbly Boat House Punch is both gorgeous and delicious.

Wild Turkey Mint Tea

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Punches

Try this summertime favorite with a bourbon punch.

Pyrat Punch

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

Hoist one to the skull and bones. Arrr!

Port Royal Punch

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

Throwing a big party? This tropical spiced rum punch recipe serves 25.

USS Richmond Punch

Brandy / Cognac Rum , Classics Punches

All hands on deck for the historic quadruple-liquor USS Richmond Punch.

Açaí Mojito

Liqueurs , Punches Tiki / Tropical

What’s better than one super-fruit cocktail? A whole pitcher.

White Sangria

Liqueurs , Classics Punches

All that fruit is good for you; have another glass of this delicious White Sangria.

Uncle Angelo’s Eggnog

Bourbon / American Whiskey Rum , Classics Punches

You’ll be claiming Angelo as your own relative after just one sip of this delightful Eggnog recipe.

Super Sunday Punch Bowl of Freedom

Bourbon / American Whiskey , Punches

Whether you're watching football, baseball or basketball, this bourbon punch goes well with friends and sports.

Timmy’s Brandy Milk Punch

Brandy / Cognac , Classics Frozen / Blended Punches

Enjoy the classic New Orleans cocktail, Brandy Milk Punch, with brunch.

Naughty or Nice

Brandy / Cognac Liqueurs , Punches

Mix up a big bowl of this morally ambiguous punch.

Last-Minute Mulled Wine

Bourbon / American Whiskey Brandy / Cognac , Classics Hot Punches

When unexpected guests arrive at the door, there’s no easier party punch than Last-Minute Mulled Wine. Got a bottle of red wine lying around? Spike it with warm pantry spices like cinnamon and star anise, then amp up the flavor even further with a splash of bourbon or brandy. That’s how you capture the holidays in a mug.

(ri)1 Spiced Rye Punch

Rye Whiskey , Punches

Spike your iced tea with rye whiskey.

Jack-o-Lantern Punch

Rum , Punches

Mix up a whole bunch of this fall-flavored punch for your Halloween party.

Negroni Sbagliato

Liqueurs Vermouth / Aperitif Wine , Classics Punches

Though its name means “incorrect Negroni,” this bubbly punch is the right drink for your next party.

Mexican Punch

Tequila , Punches

The perfect punch to put any fiesta into gear.

Cardamom & Pop Punch

Rum , Punches

Spice up your night with this complex cocktail.

Barbados Rum Punch

Rum , Punches Tiki / Tropical

An island paradise right in your glass.


Absinthe , Punches

This fresh, summery punch could have cooled the flames of the French Revolution.

Campari Açaí Brunch Punch

Rum Vodka , Punches

Get your morning off to the right start with this drink from Ted Allen.

Pama Party Punch

Liqueurs Rum , Punches

This tart, fruity and fizzy recipe makes about a gallon of punch.

Wild Turkey Sparkling Tea

Liqueurs , Punches

An ideal summer punch for your next backyard barbecue.

Sandeman Ciderhouse Sangria

Rye Whiskey , Punches

Throw an autumn party with this port, cider and rye concoction.

Fish House Punch

Brandy / Cognac Rum , Classics Punches

The recipe for this classic Philadelphia tipple is at least 200 years old.

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