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.
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? Watch the video!
- 8 ounces orange vodka
- 8 ounces citrus, lemon or citron vodka
- 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4167 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 628mg Fiber: 5g Sugar: 768g Protein: 6g
Looking for more punch recipes?
Try this boozy honey lavender lemonade.
Or this PAMA sunrise punch.