Sparkling Christmas Punch Mocktail Recipe

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Christmas Punch

As the holiday season fast approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how to make our gatherings extra special. While traditional holiday drinks often include a splash of spirits, not everyone indulges in alcohol during these festive times. That’s why we’ve crafted a delightful Sparkling Christmas Punch Mocktail recipe that will surely bring joy to your celebrations.

A Healthy Toast to the Holidays

This Christmas punch is a vibrant concoction of cranberry juice and orange juice, beautifully accented with fresh cranberries and orange slices. Pomegranate seeds add a burst of color and a tangy twist, while the gingerade kombucha provides an intriguing fizz and a hint of spice.

Whether you’re hosting a family get-together, throwing a Christmas party or simply looking for a refreshing drink to enjoy by the fireplace, this punch is a festive treat that everyone can enjoy. So, gather your ingredients, and let’s toast to the most wonderful time of the year with this Sparkling Christmas Punch Mocktail!

How to Make a Christmas Punch Mocktail

This festive season, we bring to you a delightful Sparkling Christmas Punch Mocktail recipe that serves eight and is just 75 calories per serving. On the Nutrisystem, you can log each serving of this delicious concoction as one SmartCarb in the NuMi app.

To begin, gather your ingredients. You will need 16 fluid ounces each of 100% cranberry juice and orange juice. These two juices form the base of our punch, offering a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors.

Next, you’ll require one cup of fresh cranberries. Their vibrant red color and slightly tart taste add a delightful burst of flavor to the punch. Along with the cranberries, slice one medium-sized orange. The citrusy tang of the orange slices beautifully complements the sweetness of the juices.

You’ll also need half a cup of pomegranate seeds. These jewel-like seeds not only enhance the visual appeal of the punch but also add an exciting crunch and tangy twist.

The final ingredient is 12 fluid ounces of gingerade kombucha. This fizzy, fermented drink adds a refreshing zing and depth to the punch, making it even more irresistible.

Once you have all your ingredients ready, pour the cranberry juice, orange juice, cranberries, orange slices and pomegranate seeds into a pitcher. Stir these well until they are thoroughly combined.

Just before serving, stir in the gingerade kombucha. This ensures that the fizz is maintained, adding that extra sparkle to your celebrations.

And there you have it! A refreshing, fruity and festive Christmas Punch that’s sure to be a hit at your holiday gatherings. Enjoy!

Customizing Your Sparkling Christmas Punch

While our recipe is delicious as it is, one of the best things about this Christmas Punch is how easily it can be customized to suit your taste. Here are some suggestions:

  • Experiment with different juices – While cranberry and orange juice form the base for our punch, feel free to experiment with other juices like apple, pineapple or even a splash of grapefruit for a more tart flavor.
  • Add in seasonal fruits – Depending on what’s available in your area during the holiday season, you can add a variety of other fruits to your punch. Apples, pears or even frozen berries can bring a fun twist to the taste and presentation of your punch.
  • Spice it up – For a warmer, more wintery feel, consider adding spices like cinnamon sticks, cloves or star anise. Just remember to remove these before serving!
  • Swap out the kombucha – If you’re not a fan of kombucha, you can replace it with something else that has fizz. Sparkling water, club soda or a non-alcoholic sparkling wine can all do the trick.
  • Make it sweeter – If you prefer your drinks on the sweeter side, you can add a bit of honey, agave syrup or a sugar substitute to sweeten the punch without adding too many extra calories.

Remember, the most important thing is that you enjoy your Christmas Punch. Feel free to play around with the recipe until you find the perfect combination for you and your guests. Enjoy the process and have a wonderful holiday season!

Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 75

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:

  • 16 fl. oz. 100% cranberry juice
  • 16 fl. oz. orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1 medium orange, sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 12 fl. oz. gingerade kombucha

Directions:

  1. Pour the juices and fruit into a pitcher. Stir to combine.
  2. Before serving, stir in the kombucha.
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