Cranberry Rum Punch

Looking for a punch to make for the holidays with a little kick? We tested this recipe recently and really enjoyed it. The full recipe makes about 20 servings and looks really festive in a punch bowl. The ginger ale (or champagne) in the mix gives it just the right amount of effervescence and gives it a holiday feel. Use two bottles of champagne for more of a kick, or for the same amount of bubbles with a little less alcohol, use one bottle of champagne and one quart of ginger ale.

You can also substitute a mild dark rum or an aged rum for the bourbon for a more traditional rum punch flavor.

Holiday Cranberry Rum Punch
(makes 20 servings)

1 quart cranberry juice
16 oz pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
½ cup lemon juice
1 cup bourbon
1 cup white rum
2 quarts chilled ginger ale or
2 bottles chilled champagne

Combine all ingredients except ginger ale or champagne, chill. Pour ingredients into a punch bowl, add ice, then add ginger ale or champagne. Slightly stir, pour into glasses and serve.


  1. Was looking for a holiday drink thanks!
    We will do a bit of a change. Use white and dark rums instead of white and bourbon
    Happy Thanksgiving

    • Hope you enjoy it! Let us know how it tastes with the dark rum instead of bourbon!

    • Tina Brittain says:

      Did you try out the recipe with the light and dark rums instead of bourbon? Was going to make it for a party this month and wanted to try this if it worked for you!

      • Tina we have only used the light rum and bourbon, but I would think using dark rum instead of bourbon would be good. It would probably taste more like a traditional rum punch. I would use a dark rum with a milder flavor just so it doesn’t overtake the other ingredients. Let us know if you try it!