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5 Delicious Punches to Try for the Holidays

Winter Sangria. Image: Dan Magro

’Tis the season for gathering, imbibing and getting into the holiday spirit. This means lots of big parties, which call for tasty, festive punches. We love a large-format drink we can share with the whole family, so we enlisted our DrinkWire contributors to see what they’d come up with.

  • Carol of the Bells

    Christina Mercado

    In Jamaica, Sorrel Punch is the festive drink of choice during the holidays. The Carol of the Bells takes inspiration from that Caribbean favorite while finding a place all its own this season.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Christina Mercado.

  • Da Vinci Punch

    Drunken Diplomacy

    The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink like you’re in a tropical paradise. This Tiki-inspired punch is just right for kicking off this holiday season.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Drunken Diplomacy.

  • Love Actually Holiday Punch

    Paula Lukas

    A holiday punch named after one of our favorite holiday movies? Sign us up for this inspired punch full of cinnamon, apples and warm spices.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Paula Lukas.

  • NY Rye & Apple Punch

    SassySipsNYC

    Gone are the days of punches that consist of canned fruit juice spiked with cheap booze. Today’s large-format cocktails turn to craft spirits, fresh ingredients and festive garnishes that create a drink you’ll actually love, like the NY Rye & Apple Punch.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor SassySipsNYC.

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  • Winter Sangria

    Winter Sangria. Dan Magro

    You’ll have your fair share of Eggnog and Hot Buttered Rum this season, so why not switch things up a bit for your own holiday gathering? This wintery spin on Sangria is festive, fun and totally unexpected.

    Get the recipe and check out more from DrinkWire contributor Dan Magro.