o-CHRISTMAS-PUNCH-facebookNothing says Christmas more than a group of jolly drunk friends enjoying each other’s company. And what better way to do so than to whip up a batch of boozy festive punch? Christmas cocktails don’t always have to be cranberry or eggnog themed, although if you’re into that, by all means enjoy. This year, mix it up with one of these unique holiday punches. After a few sips, who knows, you could end up under the mistletoe with that special someone…

Citrus Punch: (6 servings)

  • 3 1/2 grapefruits, juiced (about 2 1/3 cups juice)
  • 1 1/2 oranges, juiced (about 1 2/3 cups juice)
  • 1-liter bottle club soda
  • Clear spirit like vodka or tequila, on the side or mixed in, to taste

(For garnish):

  • 1/2 grapefruit, sliced
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 1 cup kumquats, sliced

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients including garnishes, if you plan to serve immediately. Otherwise, combine all ingredients except for the club soda, and refrigerate. Stir in the club soda when ready to serve.

Recipe by popsugar.com 

Apple Cider Punch: (6 servings)

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 navel oranges, sliced down the middle
  • 10 whole cloves

Pour the cider in a dutch oven pan, 1/2 at a time. Put on the stove on simmer. Add 2 cinnamon sticks, orange slices, and 5 whole cloves. You might have to add 1 or 2 more cinnamon sticks or more cloves to taste. Take off Heat after approximately 10 minutes. Serve.

Recipe from food.com 

Amaretto Bourbon Punch: (10 servings)

  • 5 cups seltzer
  • 4 cups bourbon
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (from about 16 lemons)
  • 2 cups sparkling apple juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 3/4 cup amaretto or other almond-flavored liqueur
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: lemon slices and Maraschino cherries

Combine seltzer, bourbon, juices, simple syrup, and amaretto in a punch bowl. Fill with ice. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries.

Recipe from marthastewart.com