No ratings yet

Homemade Fruit Punch

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our read the Privacy Policy

Sparkling fruit punch with slices of fruit is an easy-to-make non-alcoholic party punch that combines the tart of citrus with the sweetness of grapes for a family-friendly beverage.

The holidays are upon us and that means lots of family, lots of fun, and lots of ways to dive into delicious flavors like this non-alcoholic sparkling holiday punch.

With the tingle of lemonade and sparkling white grape juice, slices of lemon and oranges floating on top make a gorgeous AND delicious punch that the whole family can enjoy.

recipe for punch.

Tips for the Best Holiday Punch Recipe

Before you get started, the first thing to know before you make a punch is to have your punch container ready. While the images can be a bit deceiving on this recipe, this pitcher can hold 88 oz. and is VERY large. Make sure you have a super large party pitcher like this one or a traditional punch bowl works well too.

Second, this punch is alcohol-free, although you can alter that if it’s an adult party and you would like to do so.

Last, but not least, make sure your ingredients are COLD. It helps prevent your ice from watering down your punch too quickly. You can make this room temp in a pinch but we don’t recommend it for optimal results.


✔ Kid-Friendly ✔ Holiday ✔ Done in Minutes

serves: Makes 10-12, 8 oz. glasses

  • Tall pitcher that holds 64 ounces of liquid
  • 3 fresh mandarin oranges
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 1 container, 12 oz., frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 1 bottle, 750 mL, sparkling white grape juice
  • 2 bottles, 20 oz. each, cream soda OR club soda
  • ice cubes
glass of easy citrus punch.

How to make an Easy Punch Recipe

  1. Slice mandarin oranges and lemons thin. Remove seeds from lemons. Set aside the slices while you make the punch.
  2. Add thawed frozen lemonade, sparkling white grape juice, and cream soda into the pitcher. As noted above, please make sure all ingredients are COLD.
  3. Mix all ingredients well.
  4. Add ice and sliced fruit to float on top of the pitcher.
  5. Serve Citrus Fruit Punch immediately.
Sparkling Citrus Punch recipe.

Citrus Punch Variations

Are there substitutions for cream soda?  In this punch recipe, Cream Soda is used. In some areas, Cream Soda is not as common and you can substitute it with Club Soda. A few brands that make Cream Soda are Faygo, Virgil, and A&W.

Can Oranges instead of Mandarin Oranges? Yes! The mandarin oranges are great because there are no seeds to pick out, but you can use pretty Oranges (just remove seeds) for the decoration slices.

What other Sparkling Juices can be used in this punch? I like Sparkling White Grape the most, but there are Sparkling Lemonades that would taste fantastic in this punch. Just check out flavors and get creative.

Can Pink Lemonade be used over regular Frozen Lemonade? Yes, it will just change the color and flavors a bit but should taste fine.

Can you use any Alcohol? Looking for a more adult version for punch? Substitute champagne for the Sparling White Grape Juice.

Punch Bowl Options

Everyone should have one really great punch bowl or pitcher on hand. If you do not have one yet, do not fret! Here are some great options to get party-ready this season:

  1. 2 Gallon Plastic Punch bowl with 5 oz Ladle – SUPER STRONG THICK PLASTIC WITH A CRYSTAL LOOK – This punch bowl has a pretty glass look to it. It is heavy duty plastic, and it is lightweight.
  2. 3 Gallon Fancy Stainless Steel bowl for Holidays – (can also be used for salads) Double Wall 3-Gallon stainless steel punch bowl. Fine quality hammered stainless steel. Designed to keep liquids cold while exterior is condensation free. Perfect for home or country club function.
  3. 72 oz. Pitcher with Top –  Large capacity to serve your family for daily use or entertain guests at the party.
  4. 95 oz Pitcher (also good for tea) – Boiling Water & Ice Cube Both Nice, withstand temperature is 0 to 300 ℉, so you can boil water on the stove directly or put it in your fridge.
  5. Drip Free 75 Oz. Glass Pitcher – This pitcher is 75 ounces and large enough for everyday freely use or serving guests on the parties.

Related Party Recipes

non alcoholic punch recipe.
No ratings yet

Citrus Punch (Fruit Punch)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Citrus punch with lemonade, sparling grape juice and delicious fruit slices is a perfect family friendly punch that kids and adults will enjoy. Crowd-pleasing, beautiful, kid friendly punch recipe.


  • 3 fresh mandarin oranges
  • 2 fresh lemons
  • 12 oz. frozen lemonade
  • 750 mL white grape juice
  • 40 oz. cream soda or club soda
  • ice cubes


  • Pull out a punch bowl or pitcher that can serve at least 64oz of liquid.
  • Make sure all ingredients are cold for best results.
  • Slice mandarin oranges and lemons thin. Remove seeds from lemons. Set slices aside. 
  • Add thawed frozen lemonade, sparkling white grape juice and cream soda (OR substitute club soda) into the pitcher.
  • Mix all punch ingredients well.
  • Add ice and sliced fruit on top of punch.
  • Serve immediately. 


Serving: 80z. | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

Sharing of this recipe is encouraged and appreciated. Copying of full recipe to any social media is prohibited.

Did You Make This Recipe?

Make sure to follow Salty Side Dish on Pinterest and rate the recipe here and make sure to leave a comment below!

No ratings yet

Leave A Comment

Have a question or want to provide feedback? Share your recipe reviews or questions here and I will do my best to help!

Recipe Rating

Where To Next?