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Vodka Citrus Punch Recipe

This vodka citrus punch recipe is VERY easy to make and it’s perfect for all parties! Whether it’s summer, Christmas, or a birthday party, this is going to be your new go-to big batch vodka cocktail.

ginger citrus punch in a copper punch bowl

Not many people know this, but I once had serious thoughts about writing a cocktail cookbook featuring big batch cocktails. Just like this vodka punch recipe.

Every time I know we are going to have at least 10 people over, I will make up a new punch recipe.

I like making punch recipes 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 citrus punch made with ginger ale 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 special occasion can be made easier by making a punch.

ginger citrus punch in a copper mug

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Vodka Citrus Punch Recipe

To make this vodka citrus punch, you need a big punch bowl.

You also need ginger beer AND ginger ale. Lots of fizzy ginger-ness.

How to Make Vodka Citrus Punch

Grab your vodkas – orange and citrus (or citron). Grab your ginger beer and ginger ale. Combine everything in your fancy punch bowl.

Then add some whole star anise for some herbal goodness. Not too much; it can overpower everything. Just enough to get a whiff of 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 back up to watch the video!

one copper mug with ginger citrus punch

How to Serve Citrus Punch

Any large food-safe container is a good container for serving punch.

Punch bowls and pitchers are classic go-to’s and are great for big batch cocktails. 

I love upright dispensers like this mason jar dispenser – for anyone into tablescapes, this is a great way to add some height.

If you’re looking for something unique, carve out a watermelon and serve your punch inside of it.

Try a Dutch oven, a bundt pan, even a large soup pot – just make sure it is large enough to hold a lot of punch.

Keep a bowl of candied ginger on the side for an optional garnish!

two mugs of ginger citrus punch

Can you make punch ahead of time?


If you plan to make punch ahead of time prepare it the morning of your event.

Also, if your punch has anything carbonated (ginger ale and ginger beer for this recipe), add it right before serving.

How do I keep punch cold?

The simple answer is chill the ingredients ahead of time and then use ice. The better answer is large ice blocks or rings.

You can make ice rings in advance using a round container, like a bundt pan.

**Cocktail tip – use bottled or filtered water in your ice cube trays. The ice cubes will appear clear instead of foggy.**

ginger citrus punch pinterest image

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Vodka Citrus Punch

This vodka citrus punch recipe is VERY easy to make and it's perfect for all parties! Whether it's summer, Christmas, or a birthday party, this is going to be your new go-to big batch cocktail.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 335kcal


  • 8 ounces orange vodka
  • 8 ounces citrus vodka lemon or citron
  • 36 ounces ginger beer
  • 2 gallons ginger ale
  • 15-20 star anise


  • Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl. Add ice and serve. Garnish with lemon and orange slices if desired.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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Friday 9th of December 2016

I would drink this all by myself! :)

Megan @ MegUnprocessed

Friday 9th of December 2016

This looks so refreshing!


Thursday 8th of December 2016

I love all your photos! such gorgeous styling!

Jen @ The Weary Chef

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Amazing! This sounds really refreshing! Absolutely trying this one!

Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling

Thursday 8th of December 2016

This looks FABULOUS!!! I love the taste of ginger in cocktails....can't wait to give this a try!