Thanksgiving Punch is a drink that encapsulates the essence of fall, dances with the harmonies of spices, fruits, and spirits, and offers a refreshing embrace to everyone around the table.
As the golden leaves fall and the air takes on a crisp chill, our hearts warm with gratitude and memories of yesteryears.
Thanksgiving isn’t just about the roasted turkey or the creamy mashed potatoes; it’s about gathering, cherishing moments, and creating new memories.
That’s exactly what inspired this Thanksgiving drink.
So, whether you’re toasting to blessings, recounting tales of pilgrims, or simply enjoying the vibrant play of flavors in your glass, this Thanksgiving Punch recipe promises to elevate your festive experience.
Looking for more fall drink recipes? Give our Apple Pie Cocktail a try or this Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail is a great option to serve at Thanksgiving dinner too! If you’re looking for a hot option, check out our Crockpot Apple Cider (Wassail) recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I make a non-alcoholic version of Thanksgiving Punch?
Absolutely! You can easily make this recipe non-alcoholic by omitting the vodka. You can substitute it with sparkling water, club soda, lemon-lime soda, or non-alcoholic cider.
What can I use instead of ginger ale?
If you can’t find ginger ale or don’t want to use it, you can use ginger beer instead.
What can I use instead of vodka?
Personally, I enjoy the vodka but if you’d rather, a great alternative to vodka is white rum, tequila or a bottle of champagne.
Can I use regular apple juice?
While you can use regular apple juice, apple cider gives that fall season flavor. Therefore, if you are going to use apple juice, I would add some delicious flavors of fall such as pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and nutmeg to give it the classic fall flavors.
Ingredients Needed to Make Thanksgiving Punch
How to Make Thanksgiving Punch
In a large punch bowl, combine apple cider, ginger ale, and vodka.
Slice apples and oranges, and add the orange slices and apple slices to the bowl, reserving some for garnishing drinks. Give it a good stir.
If desired, add a few whole cinnamon sticks to the punch bowl.
Chill all the ingredients before hand, and the punch until ready to serve, or make ice cubes from apple cider so the punch doesn’t get watered down.
Pour into glasses. Serve and enjoy!
Reasons Why We Love This Recipe:
- It is perfect for holiday parties
- Easy to make a large batch in a large pitcher for a large crowd
- This fall harvest punch uses simple ingredients you can find at home or your local grocery store
- It is the perfect Thanksgiving punch to serve up on Thanksgiving Day to friends and family
- 64 oz. apple cider
- 3 cups ginger ale
- 1 ½ cups vodka
- 3 red apples, sliced
- 2 oranges, sliced
- Cinnamon sticks, optional
- In a large punch bowl, combine apple cider, ginger ale, and vodka.
- Slice apples and oranges, and add the fruit to the bowl, reserving some for garnishing drinks.
- If desired, add a few cinnamon sticks to the punch bowl.
- Chill all the ingredients before hand, and the punch until ready to serve, or make ice cubes from apple cider so the punch doesn’t get watered down.
- Pour into glasses. Serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 24gProtein: 0g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please consult with a registered dietitian for dietary advice. You may read our Nutritional Disclaimer here: https://www.simplisticallyliving.com/nutritional-disclaimer/