Mistletoe Punch

Mistletoe Holiday PunchIf there’s one thing that gets me into the holiday spirit, it’s VODKA.

Haha… truer words have never been spoken, you guys.

Today we’re creating a vibrant cranberry citrus punch that I’ve taken the liberty of naming mistletoe punch! It’s a party favorite, and below I’ll share two ways to make it, depending on the type of party you are hosting! If you’re looking for more festive cocktails be sure to check out our eggnog jello shots and our santa’s helper shot!

Mistletoe Holiday Punch Mistletoe Holiday Punch, serves 20 small punch glasses

1 quart cranberry juice
1 quart pineapple juice
fresh orange slices, rosemary sprigs and cranberries
1 cup vodka
1 cup Kinky Red Liqueur (it tastes like watermelon and strawberries!!)

Mistletoe Holiday Punch Mistletoe Holiday Punch To assemble, just dump all the ingredients except for the rosemary sprigs into a punch bowl. It really is THAT easy!

The beauty of serving punch for parties is that guests can help themselves. They never have to awkwardly ask for a refill, and you can focus more on spending quality time with your guests, and less on playing bartender! Low key punch bowls are one of my go-to party tricks.

Rosemary sprigsDid you know that most of the time rosemary sprigs are used in a cocktail for the sensory experience, not the flavor? I’ve read before that 90% of what you taste actually comes from your sense of smell. Without muddling or cooking, you won’t get much, if any, rosemary flavor in your drink, but it will make it smell incredible.

Mistletoe Holiday Punch *An alcohol optional variation!

Many of us will be hosting parties this holiday season with non-drinkers attending. On that occasion (or for any daytime party), I like to make the alcohol optional! To do this, just make the punch with no alcohol added, then put the liquor bottles out next to the punch with a shot glass to measure and a note that tells how much to add (for a small glass like this, I would stick with one ounce). This is a great way to make sure everyone has a drink to sip on whether they prefer to drink alcohol or not.

Mistletoe Holiday Punch I hope you enjoy this truly simple, but delicious holiday recipe!!! We’re all so busy this time of year, it’s nice to have a couple ideas that don’t require hours in the kitchen… am I right??

Wishing you holiday cheer & so much love! Elsie

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. 

  • thank you very much. It was very good and useful. I learned a lot from this story.

  • I love how colorful it is – and that it can be made with or without any alcohol in it!


  • Kinky, huh? Sounds good. I clicked over to their site to see the other choices. I’m going with pink.

  • The punch sounds tasty, but also vaguely threatening, lol! So long as no one puts actual (potentially poisonous) mistletoe in their punch 😉 Also, I think that rosemary is one of my favorite drink garnishes; good choice!

  • Oh this is perfect!! It’s awesome too that it can be alcohol free…usually punches and such like this are “mommy daddy drinks” as our four year old would say 😉 so I’m excited to give this one a go, and it’s SO SIMPLE…added bonus!

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