This ginger citrus punch recipe is VERY easy to make and it’s perfect for all parties! Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve or a birthday party, this is going to be your new go-to big batch cocktail. If you’re looking for game day recipes, this is the perfect drink.
Not many people know this, but I once had serious thoughts about writing a cocktail cookbook featuring big batch cocktails. Like this one.
Every time I know we are going to have at least 10 people over, I will make up a new punch recipe. My brother-in-law calls it my happy juice.
“Jen, do we have happy juice again?” he asks and I just nod with a big smile on my face.
I like making punches because you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make something amazing. I usually take an inventory of my bar and then head to the store to get juice. Or I will get fruit and make the juice myself (if it’s a special occasion.)
Punches like this ginger citrus punch are so easy to whip up that they are perfect for the holidays too.
Christmas, New Year’s Eve, bridal and baby showers – even weddings; party planning for any of them can be made easier by making a punch.
Ginger Citrus Punch Recipe
To make this ginger citrus punch, you need a big punch bowl. The one in these pictures is a gorgeous hammered copper and comes with a ladle (affiliate link.)
You also need ginger beer AND ginger ale. Lots of fizzy ginger-ness.
Grab your vodkas – orange and citrus (or citron). Then add some star anise for an herbal goodness. Not too much; it can overpower everything. Just enough to get that smell when you stir it.
Slice up an orange and a lemon for garnish in the bowl and in the glasses. And get ready. To party.
The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or halved. If you’re having a big party, get extra ginger beer and ginger ale so you can whip up another batch, lickety-split.
And if you are having trouble with this recipe, or just want to see how easy it is to make, scroll up to the top and watch the video!
Looking for more punch recipes?
Try this boozy honey lavender lemonade.
Or this PAMA sunrise punch.