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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.