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GCFO Blog 15: The Perfect Christmas Punch Recipes

What’s Christmas without some jolly juice? We’ve gathered some of the best Summertime punch recipes for you to try out this silly season. Just don’t leave them out for Santa… We still want to wake up to all our presents!

Punch Ideas

We’ve grabbed some of our favourite recipes from Taste.com, Delish.com, SouthernLiving.com and Allrecipes.com and given them our own Aussie twist! Keep reading if you want to make the best ‘brew-dolph’ this Christmas…

Non- Alcoholic Punch Ideas

Santa Claus Punch

-      1 x Punnet Strawberries

-      ½ x Punnet Blueberries

-      ½ x Punnet Raspberries

-      1 x Kiwi Fruit

-      1L x Cranberry Juice/ Raspberry Fruit Juice

-      1L x Lemonade

-      500mL x Pineapple Juice

-      Mint

-      Ice 

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Stir and chill before serving 

 

Aussie Summer Punch

-      2L x Golden Circle Tropical Fruit Punch Mix

-      2.5L x Dry Ginger Ale

-      2L x Orange Juice

-      1L x Apricot Juice

-      2 x Tropical Fruit Salad Tins

-      1 x Punnet Strawberries

-      Mint

-      Ice 

Directions:

1. Shred mint and cut up strawberries

2. Combine all liquids into a large punch bowl and add strawberries and mint

3. Add ice and chill before serving

Alcoholic Punch Ideas 

Looking for a little more Christmas spirit? Try out these recipes to give your Christmas party an extra punch!

 

Mixed Berry & Apple Punch (the colours of Christmas!)

-       1.125L x Mineral Water

-       1.125L x Sparkling Apple Juice

-       3 cups x Cranberry Juice

-       1 cup x Vodka (or more if you’re feeling jolly)

-       300g x Frozen Mixed Berries

-       Lot’s of Mint leaves

-       Ice  

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients

2. Stir and serve chilled  

 

 

Tipsy Mermaid Punch (to add a pop of colour to the table)

-       ½ cup x Blue Curacao

-       ¼ cup x Midori

-       1 x Bottle of Prosecco (or Champagne)

-       1.5 cups x Pineapple Juice

-       1 cup x Light Rum

-       2 cups x Sparkling Water

-       Pineapples wedges & Maraschino cherries  

Directions:

1. Combine liquids

2. Add ice, pineapple and cherries to garnish

3. Serve chilled

 

 

Watermelon Slushie Punch What says Aussie Christmas more than a boozy Watermelon Slushie?  

-       1 x Large Seedless Watermelon

-       1 x Lime (juiced)

-       ⅓ cup x Coconut Milk

-       ½ cup x Rum (again, we’ll turn a bling eye at this step)

-       1 tbsp x Agave  

Directions:

1. Cut watermelon in half and scoop out all of its contents onto a tray (hold onto any watermelon juice for later)

2. Freeze watermelon on tray for 3 to 4 hours

3. Add frozen watermelon into a blender with coconut milk, lime juice, rum and agave (and any leftover watermelon juices)

4. Blend until smooth and slushy

5. Serve in the hollowed watermelon or punch bowl  

 

 

Christmas Sunrise

-       1 ½ cups x Granulated Sugar

-       ¾ cup x Water

-       1 ½ cups x Cranberry Juice

-       ¼ cup x Grenadine

-       4 cups x Tangerine Juice

-       2 cups x Lime

-       Flavoured Sparkling Water

-       Thin Tangerine Slices  

Directions:

1. Cook sugar and water over heat until sugar has dissolved

2. Remove sugar syrup from heat and cool for 30 minutes

4. Combine sugar syrup with liquids

5. Serve chilled and garnish with tangerine slices  

 

Don't forget to check out your local GCFO for your cordial and mixer needs and then drink up grinches, it's’ Christmas!

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