Alcoholic punch can be prepared by mixing and matching different types of punch with different alcoholic beverages or by following a recipe for a well-known alcoholic punch such as a classic sangria or spiked Arnold Palmer. Several alcoholic punch recipes are available online.
To make your own alcoholic punch, start with a brand name fruit punch like Hawaiian Punch, a generic fruit punch or a homemade version. You can find homemade fruit punch recipes at All Recipes or Food Network. Next, select one or more alcoholic beverages to add. Some good choices are vodka, fruit schnapps, white rum and Southern Comfort. Make the alcoholic punch by mixing two parts alcohol with three parts punch.
To make a classic sangria, mix one bottle of red wine with one to two cups of diced, fresh fruit such as apples, lemons, melons, oranges or grapes. Dilute the wine mixture with two cups of fruit juice or soda. If you are using soda, stir it in at the last possible moment so the sangria stays fizzy.
Prepare a spiked Arnold Palmer by mixing four parts tea with four parts lemonade and one part bourbon. Chill the mixture in a large pitcher or carafe. Serve over ice, and garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint.