Holiday punch recipes include the recipe for holiday citrus punch by Martha Stewart and the recipe for holiday milk punch from MyRecipes. The pomegranate-Champagne punch recipe from Epicurious is also suitable for festive occasions.
To make the holiday citrus punch, filter 4 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice and 2 cups of pear nectar through a fine-mesh sieve into a punch bowl. Incorporate 2 cups of chilled club soda and 1 cup of light rum. Serve the punch with ice in individual glasses, and decorate each serving with a slice of orange.
To make the holiday milk punch, vigorously stir 2 cups of milk with 2 cups of half-and-half in a pitcher. Mix in 1 cup of brandy, 1/2 cup of sifted powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Pour the milk punch over crushed ice in individual glasses, and sprinkle freshly grated nutmeg on top.
To prepare pomegranate-Champagne punch, boil 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of sugar in a saucepan, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Simmer the syrup for five minutes, and then allow it to cool completely. Pour 2 bottles of chilled brut Champagne into a punch bowl.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups of white rum and 1 1/4 cups of pomegranate juice, and add syrup to taste. Enhance the appearance and flavor of the punch with lemon slices, pomegranate seeds and mint leaves, and carefully place an ice block into the bowl to keep the punch cold.