This easy Cranberry Lemon Punch was a hit at my Winter Wonderland Christmas dinner party!
I accidentally came up with this delicious punch when mixing up a mocktail for my mom on Bachelor Monday. I took a sip to test it and thought, well how delicious! This punch recipe is literally a 1:1 ratio of cranberry juice and lemonade. You can drink it just like that or spike it with vodka, gin, or even champagne. Or for a sparkling mocktail, add a little ginger ale.
Note: this recipe uses cranberry juice, NOT cranberry juice cocktail.
This is especially lovely garnished with lemon slices, cranberries, and mint sprigs or served year-round without the cranberries for a light pool-side punch with just lemon slices and mint as a garnish. Serve over ice with more garnishes in the glass for a festive drink. I love how inviting the fragrant mint is when you pick up the glass!
Cranberry Lemon Punch
3 cups cranberry juice
3 cups lemonade
Optional: 1 cup vodka, champagne, or gin
Serving suggestion: lemon slices, fresh cranberries, mint sprigs
- Combine ingredients in a pitcher. Garnish with lemon slices, fresh cranberry, and mint sprigs.
Recipe easily doubles.