A blend of juices gives this punch a little pizzazz. For a more tart flavor, substitute cranberry juice for the cran-apple juice. --Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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10 mins
10 mins
15 servings


Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a saucepan, bring the water, sugar and cinnamon to a boil; stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill. Just before serving, combine the syrup mixture, juices and ginger ale in a punch bowl or large pitcher. Serve over ice.


Nutrition Facts

154 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 12.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (70)

Rating: 5 stars
I made this for my Christmas party and it was a big hit. Here's a tip though, double the recipe if you are making it for more than 6 people. Also, leave a bottle of rum next to the bowl for people who would like to add a litte "naughty" to their punch. That way, you don't have to make two whole batches. Another FYI, if you have leftovers, it keeps well in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Just add more gingerale to give it the fizz each time. It still tastes great and it is a nice break from the typical soda or juice that you always have around the house. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is great! If you are looking for a party punch that has a little hint of Christmas spice this is what you are looking for. I just had a Christmas party with about 30 people and EVERYONE had at least two cups. I made a "naughty" batch and a "nice" batch by adding Rum to the naughty batch. I had to make seconds and thirds of the naughty batch. It is great with and without alcohol!! I didnt change anything except I doubled the recipe! This was a great find and I recommend it to anyone having a Holiday party this year!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What a giant hit! I just served this today for my Sunday school class and this is all they drank. I had coffee and OJ too, but this is all they touched. I highly recommend it. I made an ice ring and put cranberries in the ice. As the ice melted the cranberries floated in the punch and it was even more festive! Thanks Edna - you're a life saver. Several people wanted the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
People were asking me for the recipe by the time they had finished their first glass. I used frozen pineapple juice so that it would chill the punch a little faster. It is named "Christmas Punch", however we will do this one year-round! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
I like the flavor in general, but it was far too sweet. I think cutting the amount of sugar way down would have helped, or maybe using club soda in place of ginger ale...it was like liquid candy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Served at a ladies' cookie exchange and it was a hit exactly as written. "delightful, refreshing" were some comments, cinnamon in simple syrup was secret ingredient. It sounds weird, but tastes nice. I did double it for 12 guests, and had some leftover. TIP: I froze 2 layers of fresh cranberries in water in a decorative bundt pan to keep the punch cold in punchbowl (cranberries float so you fill half the pan with water, add berries, freeze, then do this all once more) - very pretty. May add pineapple rings next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this last year for Christmas Eve. Everyone loved it and it will definitely become a holiday tradition in our family. The punch bowl was completely empty at the end of the night! The cinnamon makes it extra special. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good. None left at the end of the evening. Tripled the servings for 12 guests. Used cranberry juice cocktail and made an ice ring by slicing oranges and lemons and freezing them in a plastic mixing bowl of cranberry sierra mist. Kept things cool and didn't dilute the punch with water from ice cubes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made this punch the last couple Christmases and everyone loves it. It's also easy to make. Read More