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CRANBERRY AND POMEGRANATE PUNCH – Drink Up Grinches, It’s Christmas! 

Christmas punch

The holidays are just around the corner and I’ve got just the thing you need for your Christmas party. This Punch is super easy to put together and it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser.

Did you know that punch actually has its roots in India? The word is believed to have originated from the Hindi word paanch because the drink typically had 5 ingredients. It was popularised in the West by East India Company employees and eventually became a staple at gatherings. This communal drink can be made without alcohol but even an alcoholic version would not be as strong as a typical cocktail. Which is great because this punch tastes so good, you’ll definitely drink glass after glass of it! 


While this drink can be made with packaged juice, nothing beats the fresh kind! If you think it’s way too much effort, then that’s probably because you don’t have the Wonderchef Compact Cold Press Slow Juicer! India is one of the largest cultivators of pomegranates in the world so it’s no wonder that we’ve got high quality fruits available year round. The Compact Cold Press Juicer retains all the flavour and goodness of the fruit while juicing. The best way to retain the nutrients and enzymes in a fruit is to juice it by hand but that can be incredibly messy and time consuming. The slow juicer mimics that very motion eliminating the messy and time consuming parts! Serve your punch up in your favourite set of glasses from Wonderchef’s Modena Collection. Be it cocktails, juices or water, Wonderchef’s new Home and Living range has you covered! 

Non-Alcoholic Punch

For a non-alcoholic version you can just skip the vodka. The triple sec brings a great citrus flavour to the punch so I would suggest replacing that with orange juice. You can also add some orange zest for an extra kick of citrus flavour. 


Serves: 8
Time: 10 minutes 


  • 2 cups Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 cups Cranberry Juice 
  • 1 cup Vodka 
  • 1 cup Triple Sec 
  • 1½  Tbsp Lime Juice 
  • 4 cups Soda 
  • 1 small Pomegranate
  • 1 Orange 
  • Ice


  1. Prepare the fruits for the punch – Cut thin slices of the orange and de-seed the pomegranate. Set aside
  2. Combine the pomegranate, cranberry, orange and lime juices with the vodka and triple sec in a punch bowl filled with ice. 
  3. Add the soda and cut fruits. 
  4. Serve immediately. 

Author:  Sneha Sundar is the creator of You Dim Sum, You Lose Some; a philosophy she adopts both in and out of the kitchen.

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