three glasses of thanksgiving punch and a drink canister full in the background

Thanksgiving Punch

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x


This Thanksgiving punch is a harvest-inspired drink sure to please your dinner guests this year during Thanksgiving. Filled with seasonal flavors like cranberries, apples, and cinnamon, it’s a delicious drink for all ages! 



  • 12 oz fresh cranberries
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 64 fl. oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 liters Ginger Ale
  • 46 cinnamon sticks
  • 24 fresh apples (green & red) – sliced


  1. Core and slice each apple, set aside.
  2. In a large drink dispenser, add the apple cider, cranberry juice, and Ginger Ale. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the fresh cranberries, apple slices, and cinnamon sticks. Stir to combine.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • Use a sparkling apple cider for an effervescent punch.
  • Add in 1-2 bottles of dry or semi-sweet red wine for a Thanksgiving Sangria option.
  • Time-saving tip – prepare the punch the day before, then add in the cranberries, apples, and cinnamon sticks 30 minutes prior to serving.
  • Nutritional Disclaimer
  • Category: drinks
  • Cuisine: American

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