Easy Cranberry Party Punch

We don’t get to socialize with other adults that often. Welcome to life with a toddler (without parents that live near by to babysit). So when Ericka text messaged me last weekend asking if her and her husband Rick could come over and hang out I got so excited.

I immediately decided I was going to make a special girly and seasonal cocktail for us.

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The trick to all the flavor in this punch is the simmered cranberries. Which sounds pretty fancy even though it’s super easy. Extra points.

Cranberry Punch 2

The color is gorgeous too, bright and bold.  (I didn’t mention it after my redesign but I probably should have. My logo is a lemon twist, just like this one. See the resemblance?)

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I made a whole bowl for Ericka and I and we hardly put a dent in it. No worries though, I put it in a pitcher in the fridge and was able to enjoy it all week (don’t judge).

Easy Cranberry Punch

Cheers to friends stopping by. Someone else needs to this weekend so I have an excuse to make more!

Print Recipe

Easy Cranberry Party Punch

Yield: 4 quarts

Prep Time: 2

Cook Time: 20

Total Time: 22 mins


  • 1.5 Liter Bottle of Barefoot Moscato
  • 1 Liter Lemon Lime Seltzer
  • Cranberry Juice (64 oz. bottle) I used cranberry pomegranate!
  • 1 cup white rum or flavored vodka
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water


Step 1: Pour your cranberries in a medium sized sauce pan and turn on medium to high heat. Add your sugar and water and stir. Put a lid on the sauce pan.

Step 2: Pour your moscato, seltzer, cranberry juice and rum in to a punch bowl or gallon pitcher.

Step 3: When cranberries have burst open and the water and sugar have thickened turn off the heat.

Step 4: Add the cranberries and the sauce with it to your punch bowl or pitcher. Stir and then chill. If you want to serve it immediately (I did!) I few ice cubes in your punch glass will cool it down enough to serve.

One Response to “Easy Cranberry Party Punch”

  1. Tracy | Pale Yellow posted on November 21, 2014 at 2:03 am (#)

    This looks perfect for Thanksgiving! I can’t wait to whip up a batch!

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