6 Different Alcoholic Punches You Can Serve at an Event


What are some of the best alcoholic punch recipes that are great for events?

  1. Packers punch
  2. Moscow mule punch
  3. White peach sangria
  4. Grapefruit vodka punch
  5. Liquid lust tequila punch
  6. Rainbow sangria


  If you are looking for new ways to prepare, serve, and enjoy your favorite brand or type of alcohol, one option you can consider is a punch. The term refers to a wide assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic mixed drinks that contain a fruity element. Another notable quality it has is that it’s usually served at parties in a large container called a punch bowl — where guests grab their own cup and serve themselves a nice ladling of some sweet punch.

  If you are interested in trying it out, then continue reading because here are 6 alcoholic punch recipes you can serve at an event that will surely make for an awesome time.


Packers punch


  To start, you have the Packers punch. You can consider this drink to be something akin to lemonade for adults simply because lemonade is the main fruit ingredient that brings it all together. It takes its name from an American football team, the Green Bay Packers, because legend has it that this punch is always served when friends get together at someone’s house to watch their games. However, you can serve this drink at any event ranging from simple get-togethers to large parties.


Here’s what you need (8-10 Servings):

  • 350 ml bourbon
  • 120 ml triple sec
  • 1 liter lemonade
  • 500 ml lemon-lime soda
  • 1 apple, sliced thinly



  1. Combine all ingredients into a pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Add the ice, then stir well to incorporate the ingredients.
  3. Serve in a tall glass with ice and enjoy!


  This drink is a great introduction to punches because it is simple and easy to make. Aside from that, it’s delicious and not too strong in terms of alcohol content.


Moscow mule punch


  If you know what a Moscow Mule cocktail is, then this should be a simple punch to conceptualize and create. It’s a Moscow mule, but bigger. Make sure to get some copper mugs ready because if you are going to be drinking a Moscow mule, you have to do it right.


Here’s what you need (8 servings):

  • 1 liter ginger beer
  • 700 ml vodka
  • 240 ml lime juice
  • 4 cups ice
  • 1 cup mint leaves,
  • 2 limes, sliced thinly



  1. In a large punch bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Moderately stir, and let it rest for about 3 minutes to chill.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


  If you do not have a copper mug, there is no need to panic because this drink is perfect with any drinking vessel. Try making it for outdoor daytime events because it is definitely refreshing with a decent kick as the cherry on top.


White peach sangria

  If you really think about it, the well-loved sangria is just a glorified Spanish wine punch. Regardless of how you view it, any excuse is a good enough excuse to make a sangria. That being said, a white peach sangria is a certified summer-time favorite and sure to be delicious.


Here’s what you need (14-16 servings):

  • 1 (750 ml) bottle white wine
  • 300 ml rum
  • 300 ml peach schnapps
  • 50 ml lime juice
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • 50 ml orange juice
  • 600 ml lemon-lime soda
  • White peach slices (optional)



  1. In a punch bowl, add large pieces of ice to fill it halfway.
  2. Add the wine, rum, peach schnapps, all the citrus juices, and lemon-lime soda.
  3. Serve in glasses garnished with slices of white peach and enjoy!


  Classy, delectable, and light, the white peach sangria is a worthy go-to drink for those times where you just don’t know what type of alcoholic drink to serve at an event.


Grapefruit vodka punch


  Just like the previously mentioned Moscow Mule, the grapefruit vodka punch is just a supersized version of a well-known cocktail — the Salty Dog. With a rather simple list of ingredients, this can be another option for last-minute punches that will still impress anyone that drinks it.


Here’s what you need (6 servings):

  • 1 liter grapefruit juice
  • 400ml vodka
  • 1 liter lemon-lime soda
  • Lemon slices
  • Kosher Salt



  1. Mix the juice, vodka, and soda in a pitcher.
  2. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of each serving glass, then dip them upside down on a plate of kosher salt — a process known as ‘rimming’
  3. Serve the drinks with ice and enjoy!


  Consider this as more of a grapefruit juice with a small kick. Feel free to increase the vodka component if you want to make it stronger. With just 3 core components, this punch is a quick and easy type of thing.


Liquid lust tequila punch


  With a rather provocative name and an equally provocative liquor being used, this is a punch that is best served at house parties and other similar events. Aside from that, this is also one of the harder punches to make given the many ingredients needed and extra prep that it entails. Don’t let that discourage you though because the liquid lust tequila punch is sure to be worth it, and those who drink it will thank you for your efforts.


Here’s what you need (10-12 servings):


For the Hibiscus Syrup:

  • 1 hibiscus tea bag
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar


For the punch:

  • 350 ml tequila
  • 350 ml white wine
  • 150 ml hibiscus syrup
  • 50 ml orange juice
  • 1/2 bottles of sparkling wine
  • 50 ml cranberry juice
  • 2 orange slices (optional)
  • 1 lemon (optional)
  • 1 lime (optional)


Directions (hibiscus syrup):

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat, add the tea bag and steep for 10 minutes.
  4. Discard the tea bag and let the syrup continue to cool. Bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, but you can use it much sooner than that.


Directions (punch):

  1. In a pitcher or punchbowl, combine the tequila, wine, hibiscus syrup, and orange and cranberry juices.
  2. Add some ice and stir well.
  3. Top up with the sparkling wine then stir some more.
  4. Garnish with slices of fresh fruit
  5. Serve and enjoy!


  The hibiscus syrup is the rather offbeat component of this drink, but it’s easy to make at home using just a single hibiscus tea bag. Not only does it add a sweet floral flavor to the punch, but it also imparts a lovely color that adds to its allure.


Rainbow sangria


  To end this list, here’s another sangria/fruit punch that is more ambitious than the previous sangria entry on this list. It involves the layering of fruit in the serving glass to make for a pretty presentation.


Here’s what you need (8 servings):

  • 1 1/2 bottles Moscato, chilled
  • 120 ml triple sec
  • 60 ml sugar
  • Lime juice, 3 limes worth
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups diced mango
  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 2 cups halved strawberries
  • 6 kiwis, peeled and sliced



  1. In a large pitcher, stir in the white wine, triple sec, lime juice and sugar until they are all well-incorporated.
  2. In tall glasses, equally layer the blackberries, blueberries, kiwis, pineapple, mango, and strawberries.
  3. Top up each glass with the sangria mix, serve, and enjoy!


  If the layering part of preparing this drink is too tedious for you, then you don’t have to force the issue. You can simply add the fruits to the pitcher, and the resulting sangria will still be as colorful and delectable. Try this if you have the time and effort to spare because it will surely be worth it.


Key Takeaway

  Punches are somewhat of an underrated way to serve alcoholic beverages mainly because people have this prevailing idea that it is tedious to prepare. But as you’ve read above, making an alcoholic punch can be one of the most efficient ways of serving and consuming your favorite drinks. Try some of the punch recipes listed above and see for yourself!

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