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The ultimate Christmas cocktail: festive punch 4 ways

We’ve taken the hard work out of party planning with a classic fruit punch for Christmas that you can make your own with four great flavour twists.

Making cocktails with a couple of friends is fun, but when it comes to bigger events, you need quick mixes to get the drinks up fast – and get you back to the party even faster. That’s where big-batch cocktails come in. A fruit punch that can be topped up throughout the night is the easy, stress-free way to entertain. To make it even easier, we’ve created a basic cocktail ratio for you – all you need to do is mix up the base, then add your favourite flavours – we have four great summer combos to get you started.

Know your basic quantities

Here’s the basic cocktail maths for a blend that serves up to 10 guests: pour 250ml vodka, 750ml prosecco, 1 litre juice and 1.25 litres soda water into a punch bowl with ice. Tailor the juice and soda flavours to create your favourite blend, then add garnishes and you’re ready to go. Got lots of parties coming up? Try our Passion Pineapple Punch first, go for our twists next, then move on to your own combos – think cranberry and grapefruit, pomegranate and mint or even mango and coconut.

How to make a Passion Pineapple Punch

Ingredients (Serves 8-10):

1L pineapple juice

1.25L passionfruit-flavoured soda (such as Passiona)

750ml Revino Prosecco DOC

250ml 23rd Street Australian Vodka

Ice cubes, to serve

Pineapple slices, to serve

Passionfruit slices, to serve



1. Combine the pineapple juice, passionfruit soda, prosecco and vodka in a 4L (12-cup) punch bowl or serving jug.

2. Add ice, pineapple and passionfruit to the punch to serve.

Make it your way: Orange and Ginger Punch

  • For the juice: use 1L orange juice
  • For the soda: use 1.25L dry ginger ale
  • For the garnish: use orange slices

Make it your way: Raspberry Iced Tea Punch

  • For the juice: use 1L raspberry iced tea
  • For the soda: use 1.25L soda water
  • For the garnish: use cucumber ribbons, rosemary sprigs and fresh or frozen raspberries

Make it your way: Watermelon and Strawberry Punch

  • For the juice: use a 1L bottle of watermelon and strawberry probiotic drink or, to make your own strawberry and watermelon juice, blend 1kg watermelon and 250g strawberries in a blender until smooth, then strain through a fine sieve into a jug and discard the solids.
  • For the soda: use 1.25L lemonade
  • For the garnish: use watermelon balls or cubes, sliced strawberries and mint sprigs

Top tips for party punch

To make great cocktails, you need great ingredients. Here are a couple of our picks for the basic recipe. For the vodka, go for 23rd Street Australian Vodka – it’s distilled five times, which gives you a super smooth vodka that’s perfect for blending in cocktails. The Revino Prosecco DOC has a lively fizz that will make your party punch sparkle. To make your Christmas punch non-alcoholic, simply leave out the vodka and use a non-alcoholic sparkling instead of the prosecco.


It’s all good and well serving big batch cocktails to save time on the night, but don’t forget you can get even further ahead with these tips:

  • Up to 1 day ahead: Prepare all your garnishes the day before the party and store in airtight containers in the fridge.
  • On the day: Mix the juice and vodka together and store in a bottle in the fridge.
  • Just before your guests arrive: Combine all the ingredients and ice in a punch bowl.

More summer punch and wine cocktail recipes

Need more big batch ideas? Here are three crowd-pleasing cocktails that will see you right through the festive season – from spring racing to New Year’s Eve. Nothing sounds more fun than ‘Christmas cocktail’ and here are six recipes that will get any festive party started. Plus,  to level up your cocktail game, check out this Cocktail 101 for all the basic info and equipment must-haves.


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