Punch – Advent Calendar – Day 11

We cant have a festive advent without a good drink! This punch recipe is sure to satisfy any thirst over the holidays!

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Origin Of Punch

The term punch refers to a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice. The drink was introduced from India to the United Kingdom in the early seventeenth century, and from there its use spread to other countries. It is usually served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls.


The word punch may be a loanword from Hindi पाँच (pāñć), meaning “five”, as the drink was frequently made with five ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, and tea or spices. Some believe the word originates from the English puncheon, which was a volumetric description for certain sized barrels used to transport alcohol on ships.

The drink was brought to England from India by sailors and employees of the British East India Company in the early 17th century. From there it was introduced into other European countries. When served communally, the drink is expected to be of a lower alcohol content than a typical cocktail.


The drink was first recorded in British documents in 1632. At the time, most were of the wassail type made with a wine or brandy base. But around 1655, Jamaican rum came into use, and the “modern” drink emerged. By 1671, documents make references to punch houses.

Our Punch Recipe

Holiday Fruit Punch

A deliciously fruity and festive drink for the whole family to enjoy! Add alcohol to the cups to keep the main drink kid friendly!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 189kcal


  • Punch Bowl


  • 1 Orange sliced
  • 3 cup Cranberry Juice
  • 2 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 cup Lemonade
  • 1 cup Alcohol Beverage optional


  • Combine Ingredients into a punch bowl. Add ice to keep chilled


*You can add some pomegranate seed and cranberries to make it more festive and garnish with rosemary.
*double the recipe if using a large punch bowl


DAIRY-FREE – Our recipe is already dairy free

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