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Best Christmas punch recipes

Published: May 19, 2021 at 9:40 am
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Warm up guests with our favourite Christmas punch recipes, from a classic mug of mulled wine to a twist on the traditional, like our easy mulled beer

Christmas is the season for gathering with friends and family over a warming cup of something delicious. An aromatic pan of steaming Christmas punch is sure to sate everyone's hankering for seasonal tipples. Brew a boozy classic like our glorious glühwein or a driver-friendly mulled tea punch.


Get even more inspiration for indulgent, festive drinks with our best Christmas cocktails and non-alcoholic Christmas mocktails. Pair your drinks with our best winter comfort food recipes for the ultimate night in.

Christmas punch recipes

Mulled port with bay and rosemary

Warm those cockles with a heady concoction of ruby port, cinnamon, black peppercorns, bay leaves, cloves and rosemary – the perfect Christmas tipple. Make a batch to serve eight and let guests help themselves.

Two glasses of mulled port with sprig of rosemary inside

Mulled tea punch

This is a take on kinderpunsch, a non-alcoholic German drink served as an alternative to glühwein. Make this easy, booze-free drink over the festive season.

Hibiscus Tea Punch Recipe

Skipper punch

A strong punch that doesn't break the bank. Very fast to make with only four ingredients, it will surely be a winner in the drinks department and is ideal if you're entertaining. The balance of bitterness, sweetness and fruity white port makes for a sumptuous sipper.



The addition of rum to this Christmas market classic works really well – we've added some here to compensate for the evaporation of alcohol during cooking, but it’s not essential if you prefer your drinks a little less punchy.

Glühwein in glasses served on a tray

Hot spiced cherry cup

The perfect pick-me-up on a chilly winter night, this spiced cocktail blends red wine with cherry brandy, plenty of fresh spices and citrus. Best served warm and garnished with cinnamon sticks.

Two glass mugs filled with mulled red wine with a slice of orange in each

Mulled beer

Forget cider and wine: mulled beer is the thing to be drinking this year over the festive season. Our recipe has Christmassy flavours of cinnamon, cloves, star anise and clementine. Simply heat everything together in a pan to the quantities you need.

Mulled Beer Recipe

Mulled white wine

Move over red: mulled white wine with a splash of dry cider is here, and its comforting winter spices are guaranteed to leave you feeling festive and merry this Christmastime. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, then serve steaming mugfuls to thirsty guests.

Mulled white wine cocktail

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