A delicious fall punch recipe the whole family can enjoy, this Cranberry Apple Cider Punch recipe is super simple to whip up and is so fancy for a special family supper or a fall get-together.
Cranberry Punch Recipe
Ella always points out how unfair it is when I whip up fancy sangrias or cocktails for parties and then serve the kids booooring drinks, so for a recent fall playdate, I thought it would be fun to whip up a kid-friendly fall punch recipe.
Ella was so excited at the idea and even more excited to help prepare it. This recipe is so simple yet tastes delicious. She was so proud to serve this punch to her guests and then recount to the parents exactly what was in it.
It even makes a fun drink for just a casual family night in – whether to pair with an otherwise boring family meal, or something to jazz up a family movie night.
Of course, like most of our recipes, you can prepare this recipe in advance – just leave the ice out until ready to serve. You may experience some browning of the apples if you leave it in the fridge overnight, so feel free to leave those out or just add them shortly before serving.
We’ve also made this recipe both hot and cold now and the jury is out about which way is best – you’ll just have to try that for yourself!
While I know some people think punches need to have soda in them, I prefer not to add soda to recipes for her age range. While I don’t mind her having a ginger ale or a cream soda for a special occasion, I know some parents would rather stay away from them and I don’t want to leave any of our guests out from enjoying a pretty glass of punch. Of course, you could have some ginger ale or lemon-lime soda available to stir in, if your guests prefer. (Maybe even some lemoncello for the adults?)
Check out our quick recipe video for how to make this cranberry apple cider punch recipe with kids – and then don’t forget to scroll down below to grab your free printable recipe!
Cranberry Punch Ingredients
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 orange, sliced
- 1 cup cranberries
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 cup orange juice, or less to taste
- 3 cups cranberry juice
- Ice, as desired
Tip: some people like pineapple juice in place of the orange juice.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cup
- Ice maker
- Kitchen knife
- Cutting board
How to Make Cranberry Punch
Simply fill your pitcher with ice and add in the sliced fruit.
Pour in your liquids and stir, if needed.
(If making in advance, leave out the ice.)
Grab your free printable for our cranberry apple cider punch recipe:
This cranberry punch recipe is delicious and kid-friendly – both to drink and to make! It’s such a pretty addition to your fall family nights or get-togethers.