Easy Party Punch Recipe (Non Alcoholic)


Impress your guests with this easy party punch recipe. No alcohol is added. It’s so delicious, your guests will be begging for the recipe.

easy party punch recipe with orange juice and cherries

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Easy Party Punch

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This is the punch recipe I grew up with. Every Christmas, baby shower, birthday party, or large get together had this booze free punch on the counter.

If you want to add alcohol, you can but it’s always nice to have a kid-friendly punch to make prepping for a party easier.

It’s also important to remember that not everyone drinks, whether it’s for health reasons or they’re the designated driver. Have beverage options for everyone, like this non alcoholic punch recipe.

You can always have a selection of spirits at the bar and your guests can add their own.

Ingredients Needed

ingredients to make punch: diet gingerale, lime juice, maraschino cherries, frozen orange juice, sugar.
  • Frozen orange juice. You’ll need two cans of frozen orange juice.
  • Water. Use the empty cans of orange juice to measure it (you’ll fill one can, six times).
  • Sugar. Regular granulated sugar.
  • Lime juice. You don’t need much, a little squirt if you’re using it from a jar or 1 full lime.
  • Maraschino cherries. You will also use a little bit of the juice as well, so don’t fully drain it.
  • Diet ginger ale. You can use regular ginger ale too, but don’t use sprite or 7-Up.
  • Ice.

Optional: garnish the party punch with orange slices. The punch will be a pretty gradient of orange to pink thanks to the maraschino cherries, which makes it really pretty for parties.

Supplies Needed

clear drink dispenser with orange punch

Here’s what you’ll need:

Punch Prep Tips

If you’re looking for a shortcut, here are some tips for prepping this orange party punch recipe.

  • Thaw the frozen orange juice in the fridge the night before, or on the counter the morning of. If you forget, just let it sit in a pitcher of water.
  • While prepping for the party, toss the sugar and cherries into the punch bowl so you just need to add the liquids when your guests arrive.
  • Add the ice last, this way the punch stays cold and doesn’t get too watered down.
  • If you don’t want to water down the punch you can use these reusable ice cubes instead.
  • If you would like alcohol, have a bar set up with spirits next to the punch so guests can pour as they wish. I recommend vodka or white rum.

How to Make a Citrus Party Punch

The orange juice and lime bring a delicious citrus flavor that’s both refreshing and leaves you and your guests wanting more.

punch being poured into a stemless wine glass.

The cherries add a boost of color and since they’re heavier than the liquids, they settle at the bottom which brings a beautiful ombre color for presentation.

Presidents Choice drink dispenser filled with ice and a cherry citrus punch.

More Party Food Favorites

If you’re looking for some tasty snacks and appetizers to serve with the punch, here are a few of my favorites:

You can also find more in the party food recipes section of the blog, including my daughter’s favorite Pink Punch with Sherbet.

Whether you’re looking for a holiday party punch or something for a casual get-together with friends, you’re going to love this recipe.

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Easy Party Punch (No Alcohol)

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This is one of the best party drinks. It’s not only delicious but incredibly easy to make It’s a non alcoholic party punch drink made with orange juice, lime juice, sugar, maraschino cherries, and gingerale.
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 2 cans frozen orange juice 295ml each
  • Water – fill the orange juice can 6 times.
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 12 oz jar maraschino cherries 375 ml
  • 2 tbsps – 1/4 cup maraschino cherries juice use as much as you’d like
  • 2 Liters Diet Ginger Ale you can use regular ginger ale if you want
  • Ice as much as you would like


  • Add the orange juice, and then fill the cans the juice came in with water 6 times and add it to the punch.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add as much ice as desired.


Diet Vs Regular Gingerale
Diet ginger ale is a little flatter both in taste and fizz. So, keep that in mind.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: drinks
Keyword: christmas punch, citrus punch, easy punch, kid friendly punch, non alcoholic punch, orange punch, party punch, punch
Servings: 18 cups
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Party Food Favorites

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