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Rudolph’s Tipsy Punch is a festive holiday vodka drink. This Christmas cocktail recipe is great for party entertaining and it can easily be made kid-friendly.

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Rudolph\'s Tipsy Punch

Let’s admit it, sometimes we need a cocktail to get us through the holidays. Yes, it’s fun but can be overwhelming too. That’s why I put together this fun cocktail for you to enjoy. Who doesn’t love a festive cocktail to celebrate the season? I can’t wait to hear how much you like it!

Rudolph’s Tipsy Punch

Basically, this is a festive twist on a classic Vodka Cranberry drink. I added a little tart, a little fizz, and a little sweet. Although cranberry is the main component, you can make this drink all year. You may not find fresh cranberries to garnish, but cranberry juice is readily available. This recipe has just the right mixture of sweet and tart.

I’m a fan of cranberries as you can tell by these recipes.

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What about a garnish?

It’s a fun way to garnish this drink with fresh cranberries and a sprig of rosemary. I just took wooden skewers and threaded the cranberries on them then added it to the drink. You can find the wooden skewers here.

I served these in stemless wine glasses, but you can use rocks glasses, high-ball glasses, or whatever you have on hand.

How do I make this drink kid-friendly?

To make it kid-friendly, just omit the vodka. You can add white grape juice, apple juice, more juice that’s already in it, or more 7UP or Sprite if you prefer.

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Rudolph's Tipsy Punch

Rudolph’s Tipsy Punch

This is a fun, festive cocktail recipe. It can easily be made for a crowd or kid-friendly.
Author: Paula
4.90 from 240 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 15 drinks
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  • 2 cups orange juice chilled
  • 3 cups cranberry juice chilled (like this) or (this)
  • 2 cups ginger ale 7UP or Sprite
  • 1.5 cups *vodka chilled
  • ½ cup maraschino cherry juice chilled
  • 1 large lemon, juiced about ¼ cup
  • cranberries or maraschino cherries, and/or rosemary sprigs for garnish optional


  • Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir well.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with cranberries or maraschino cherries and/or a rosemary sprig.


  • Replace the vodka with white grape juice or apple juice if you want to make a mocktail.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night for our annual Christmas Eve family gathering. It was a huge hit! I made the non alcoholic version so the kids could enjoy and they loved it! Some adults added vodka to theirs. So good!

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