When it comes to entertaining a crowd what could be easier than mixing up some holiday punch recipes.
The punch bowl becomes the watering hole and natural gathering point of the party and once it's made it can be a case of DIY as guests are free to ladle out their own drinks meaning less work for the hostess!
If you want your party to go with a bang, try mixing up an alcoholic cocktail like a rum cider punch or the champagne-based apple punch. If you've got a mixed crowd include a non alcoholic alternative like hot cranberry or warm apple punch.
See which holiday punch recipes will spice up your Christmas party this season.
CHRISTMAS PUNCH WITH RUM
This warming holiday punch infused with cinnamon, star anise, cranberries, oranges, and red wine is a great way to kick off a festive gathering.
APPLE PUNCH WITH RHUBARB AND REDCURRANTS
A refreshing and fragrant alcoholic holiday punch based on champagne and served ice cold to get your party going with a swing.
HOT CRANBERRY PUNCH (NON ALCOHOLIC)
This hot and colourful non-alcoholic holiday punch is perfect for a mixed crowd when everyone can enjoy a drink.
Mai Tai Punch
If you'd like to add a tropical twist to your holiday party put together this Hawaiian Mai Tai punch laced with rum. The recipe comes via Jamie Oliver's YouTube channel.
This hot apple cider punch comes laced with rum. A great way to keep warm over the festive season.
Warm Apple Punch (non alcoholic)
A warm non-alcoholic apple punch is great for kids or when you fancy a warm refresher without the kick.
Holiday Vodka Punch
You'll love this fragrant holiday vodka punch complete with a festive ice ring made with citrus, rosemary sprigs and cranberries.
WINTER PUNCH MADE WITH GREEN TEA, SPICES AND HONEY
Green tea with dissolved honey aromatised with winter spices make this a healthy alternative when you are looking for a comforting drink to curl up on the sofa with.