Rum Cranberry Punch

This Rum Cranberry Punch is loaded with delicious flavors perfect for the holiday. Cranberry juice, ginger ale, pomegranate juice, Rum, and ice cream come together to create a cocktail that’s both holly and jolly.

glass of rum cranberry punch on a wooden cutting board

This delicious punch is one of our favorites to serve during the holidays because it has such a festive flavor, and it’s so easy to make and serve. It comes together in a flash, and guests can simply serve themselves!

Talk about a great start to the Holidays, this rum cranberry punch will do the job to get the party rolling.  Made in a drink container with a spout for ‘serve yourself,  it’s a beautiful addition to a Buffet table, and easy on the Hostess.

The flavors are so good, it’s refreshing with a little kick, and it serves a bunch.  It’s really easy to make, and you can have it done in no time.

glass of rum cranberry punch on a wooden cutting board

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It brings a festive, tropical flair to your holiday gathering.
  • It has a kick of rum that’s just right – not too little or too much.
  • It’s a pretty, red color that’s so pretty.


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This delicious alcoholic punch only uses a few ingredients. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store, and you’ll find the amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Cranberry juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Malibu rum
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Sliced limes
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Cranberries

🔪 How to Make Rum Cranberry Punch

Making this punch is a snap. It only takes a few minutes to make.

cranberry juice being poured into a mason jar

Step 1: Combine the Punch Ingredients

Add the cranberry juice, ginger ale, pomegranate juice, Malibu rum, ice, and ice cream to a large glass drink container with a serving spout. Stir well to combine. Slice the limes and add to the punch. Then, add as many whole cranberries as you like to the drink container for garnish.

ginger ale being added to a mason jar

Step 2: Serve

Place pomegranate seeds in a small dish with a spoon so guests can spoon them into their drinks. Add rosemary sprigs to your glasses and let your guest serve themselves.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spiced rum – Spiced rum works well in this punch.
  • Lemon/Lime Soda – Lemon/lime soda will work in place of ginger ale.

If you love rum punch, you’ll enjoy this pineapple rum punch with mango.

rum cranberry punch on a wooden cutting board

🥄 Equipment

  • large pitcher or punch bowl

🥫 Storage

This is not a drink that you store. The fizz of the ginger ale is what makes this drink pop, and like soda, once the fizz is gone from this drink, it’s not very good. Only make this for a crowd.

💭 Tips

We have a couple of tips here to make sure your punch is a huge hit. They’re easy, but they make a difference.

  • Chill all your liquid ingredients before making the punch. Place the rum in the freezer for a nice, cold punch.
  • This punch only works while it’s fizzy, so only make it if you’re hosting a large gathering.
  • You can buy POM Brand Pomegranate Seeds if you don’t want to use fresh pomegranate.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is punch?

Punch is a drink made with juices and some sort of alcohol. Some variations use sherbet or ice cream and can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

Why can’t this punch be stored?

Technically, it CAN be stored, but no one will want it. The fizz is what makes this punch so good. Once that’s gone, it’s like drinking flat soda. Blech.

Can I use a different soda?

Lemon/lime soda will work!

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glass of rum cranberry punch on a wooden cutting board

glass of rum cranberry punch on a wooden cutting board

Rum Cranberry Punch

This rum cranberry punch is an easy recipe full of holiday flavor. Cranberry juice, ginger ale, rum, and more combine to make a tasty drink.
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 369kcal


  • large pitcher or punch bowl


  • 64 ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 2 liters Ginger ale
  • 16 ounces Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 ½ cups Malibu Rum
  • 1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 Limes – sliced
  • 1 Pomegranate – cut and seeds added to punch
  • 16 ounces Whole Cranberries
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs – to garnish


  • In a Glass Drink Container with a spout, add the bottle of Cranberry Juice, Ginger Ale, Pomegranate Juice, Malibu Rum, Ice, and The Ice Cream.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Wash and dry the Limes, and slice the Limes into slices, and place in the punch,
  • Wash the Cranberries, and add as many as you like to the Drink Container for Garnish.
  • Cut the Pomegranate, and place the seeds in a small dish with a spoon so your guests can add to their glasses, or cups. You can use the Pomegranate for added color to your table, or Buffet.
  • Place the Rosemary Sprigs in glasses to serve as a garnish to the drinks.
  • Let your guests serve themselves, or serve the punch as you prefer.
  • Enjoy!


Drink Containers come in different sizes; I used a 2 Gallon container to make this punch. If you have a smaller container, I would halve the recipe, and then refill, or add the remainder of the ingredients when the container is empty. ALSO: You can buy POM Brand Pomegranate Seeds, in a container if you prefer. I used the fresh fruit, and kept it on the table for the beautiful color.
Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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