Fun fact: the beverage called punch was introduced to the world by India. That’s a nice little bit of trivia to share around the holidays as you all congregate around a bowl of Christmas Punch! This traditional Christmas brew is buzzy and sweet, infused with the toasted sugar flavor of rum and the smooth body of dry red wine. Strong tea adds a base to the sprinkling and bright fruit flavors of this holiday potable! Christmas Punch is the iconic drink of the season for a reason, and you can taste it!

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  • 1 (25-fluid-ounce) bottle dark rum
  • 1 (25-fluid-ounce) bottle dry red wine
  • 3 cups tea, strongly brewed
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • seasonal fruits, such as orange slices and cranberries, for garnish


Step 1 –Add the dark rum, the red wine, the tea, the sugar, the orange juice, and the lemon juice together in a saucepan.

Step 2 –Heat the mixture but do not allow it to boil.

Step 3 –Pour the punch into a heat-proof bowl.

Step 4 –Add the seasonal fruits.

Step 5 –Serve warm.