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It has been a few years since my father-in-law passed away, but I remember that he always enjoyed the holiday season. If there was anything that he looked forward to at holiday parties, it was a good cup of punch. He loved punch! A combination of fruit and Sprite® was like heaven in a cup. Although he is no longer here to celebrate the holidays with us, my husband and I still carry on the tradition of enjoying holiday punch. We sometimes experiment with different combos, but our preference for the holiday season is this Cranberry Apple Punch. With its festive colors and tart flavor, it is a crowd favorite at holiday gatherings!
Cranberry and Apple Punch Ingredients:
- 2 cups Apple Juice
- 2 cups Cranberry Cocktail
- 2 cups Sprite® Cranberry
- Cranberries, rinsed
- Apple pieces
- Optional: ice cubes
Be sure to chill all the ingredients prior to making this easy Cranberry Apple Punch recipe for the holidays.
This recipe can be made a few hours in advance.
In a punch bowl, pitcher, or small beverage dispenser, add 2 cups Apple Juice and 2 cups Cranberry Cocktail. Stir to combine.
Add cranberries and apple pieces. There is no exact measurement of cranberries and apple pieces. Include what looks festive in the container.
If not serving right away, place the beverage dispenser or pitcher in the refrigerator.
When ready to serve, add 2 cups of Sprite® Cranberry. Stir to combine.
While your ingredients may be chilled, you can also serve the punch over ice cubes.
Do you use your festive or fancy punch cups when entertaining at the holidays? Help guests keep track of their punch cup with one of these Punch Cup Markers, made with chipboard and your craft machine.
Punch Glass Markers Supplies:
Find my designs and Cricut Design Space cut file for these punch markers here. Place the chipboard on the cutting mat. Use the masking tape around the chipboard to secure the chipboard to the mat.
Send the images to the cutting machine.
Once the machine has finished cutting, the punch cup markers are ready for use!
What is your go-to punch recipe for the holiday season?
Amber Myers says
Yes please! I could use a drink like this. I need to make this during the holidays for sure. I love this sprite.
Punch makes the table festive. Love this is non alcoholic so everyone can enjoy a really good punch
Lian Wright says
I LOVE a great cranberry drink during the holiday season! It makes this time of the year fun. I also love your punch cup markers. They are small and cute, yet big enough to to be seen at a party.
Tomi C says
We have some wine charms and they’re perfect for helping avoid the dreaded drink mix-up. These drink markers would be ideal for large parties since I only have about a dozen on so wine charms.
Oh my this looks good. I didn’t know that Sprite came in cranberry flavor. I wonder if this would be good warm? The cup markers are genius!!
Those are cute little markers. That a great way to keep everything festive and keep everyone’s glass where it belongs.
Terri Steffes says
I love Sprite Cranberry so much! I drink it on its own, but it is divine in any cocktail that has Sprite as its base. I cannot wait to go to the store and get some!
This sounds like a really tasty drink for holiday parties. And I love those little drink markers, so cute
This punch recipe looks so refreshing. Love the craft as well. Looking forward to making this for my next family gathering.
Sarah Bailey says
Now this sounds like an amazing punch for Christmas! I bet the mix of flavours really bring in the idea of this time of year.
Tonya Wilhelm says
What a fun and smart idea! And this punch looks so good. Definitely a must try.
We have punch every year! We make green punch for the kids and they call it Grinch punch. Now we can make something different for the adults! Looks amazing!
Amy h says
Holiday traditions are such a blessing. I agree with a good punch for the holidays! I may have to try this particular blend for our family Christmas party.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
I have been thinking of getting a cricut for so long now. Now I really need to make this too. I love a great drink!
Mary Edwards says
THis looks so refreshing. I love the cranberry addition. And I had no idea that they made this flavor of sprite. MMM! Thanks for the idea
I’ve never heard of Sprite cranberry, but it sounds yummy! My daughter would love this recipe, it would be fun to make this together. Sounds delicious and it’s so pretty too!
Lisa Favre says
I am actually hosting a holiday party with my friends next week and I don’t have a signature drink! I’ll have to make this punch.
Denay DeGuzman says
What a delicious and festive drink for the holiday season! I’d love to make this punch for an upcoming gathering.
Claudia Krusch says
Punch makes the table so pretty and festive. Love this version that the kids can have as well!