Grandma’s Christmas Punch

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day:  Whether it’s for a big Christmas party or smaller gathering of family or friends, a batch of Grandma’s Christmas Punch will bring on the smiles … especially when you pair it with a big tray of cookies.

Grandma’s Christmas Punch


    • 1 c. granulated sugar
    • 1 ½ c. water
    • 4 c. orange juice
    • 1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice
    • 1 (10 oz.) jar maraschino cherries and the juice
    • 2 liter bottle ginger ale


    1. Place sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring very frequently, to dissolve sugar. Set aside to cool.
    2. In a large pitcher or other container, combine sugar syrup, orange juice, pineapple juice, cherries, and the cherry juice. Stir until well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    3. When ready to serve, add ginge rale to the juice mixture to taste. {I mix it at a ratio of about 2/3 juice mixture to 1/3 gingerale. Grandma usually mixes it about ½ juice mixture and ½ ginger ale.}


    • Punch can be served in a punch bowl or in individual servings.  If using a punch bowl, stir the juice mixture and ginger ale together in the punch bowl right before serving.  For individual servings, fill each glass about 1/2 to 2/3 full with juice mixture and then fill the remainder of the glass with ginger ale.
    • I like to make sure each serving gets at least one cherry!
    • If the punch is running low at the party, just start adding more ginger ale to make it go further.  It’s a very forgiving recipe like that.

Yields:  20 Mug with Attitude servings


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