Three cups of Holiday Party Punch, topped with sorbet

Party Punch

A beautiful party punch that's easy for everyone to love! Fruity and effervescent, it goes with all types of foods and party atmospheres, from cozy holiday gatherings to cookouts and birthday parties. The core recipe is just 5 ingredients, and you can customize from there to create seasonal variations. Winter and Summer versions included here.
Course Drinks/Cocktails
Cuisine American
Keyword party drinks, punch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 210kcal
Author Karen Gibson


for the winter version

  • 2 liter bottle ginger ale chilled (recommend Cranberry flavor, for color)
  • 2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda chilled
  • 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate recommend pink lemonade for color
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice chilled
  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet for garnish
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish (optional)

for the summer version

  • 2 liter bottle ginger ale
  • 2 liter bottle lemon-lime soda
  • 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 12 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1 pint rainbow or orange sherbet


  • In a very large punch bowl, add all of the liquid ingredients, and stir well until the frozen juices have melted. Top the punch with small scoops of the sorbet or sherbet, adding plenty so each guest can add a scoop to their cup if desired. For the winter version, sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the punch, if using.


If adding pomegranate seeds to the punch, do let your guests know so they won't be surprised by the crunch.
For a spiked version, cut the lemon-lime soda in half, and add a bottle of chilled sparkling wine, champagne, or prosecco. I personally don't recommend spirits such as tequila or rum because, while delicious in their own way, they add distinct flavors that create a drink that may not be pleasing to all guests (unless you know the crowd well).
Note that for the winter version, it might be tempting to swap raspberry sorbet for strawberry, but, while the flavor would be just fine, strawberry sorbets often include chunks of strawberries, which may or may not work well with your presentation.


Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 210kcal