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Easy Apple Cider Thanksgiving Punch

This tasty Apple Cider Thanksgiving Punch drink is perfect for thanksgiving and the holiday season. Super simple ingredients makes a yummy punch for your guests!

This sparkling concoction combines the autumnal allure of apple cider with a zingy zephyr of ginger ale and the fresh squeeze of orange juice. 

What is your favorite way to enjoy Apple Cider?

This time of year always has me wanting to cozy up with a cup of hot apple cider. But sometimes, you just need something a little more fun and festive! This Apple Cider Punch is perfect for Thanksgiving or any holiday party.

This punch is nice and simple, with just a few ingredients. And it’s so easy to make, you’ll be sipping on this tasty drink in no time!


  • Can I use store-bought apple cider? Certainly! While homemade cider has a charm of its own, store-bought will save time and is just as tasty.

  • Can I make it less sweet? Yes, reduce the amount of ginger ale and increase the orange juice to add a bit more tanginess to your punch.

Tips and Tricks

  • To make the punch extra cold, freeze some apple cider in an ice cube tray and use these in the punch instead of regular ice cubes.
  • For an added visual appeal, freeze slices of apple and orange in your ice cubes.


  • Feeling tropical? Add a splash of pineapple juice.
  • If you fancy a bit more spice, add some ground nutmeg or a few whole cloves.
  • Want an adult twist? A shot of dark rum would do the trick.

What are the ingredients for Thanksgiving Punch?

  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


You can store this punch in the fridge for up to 3 days. Remember to keep it covered to maintain the fizz from the ginger ale.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Punch not cold enough: Make sure to chill all your ingredients before making the punch. Also, using apple cider ice cubes as mentioned above will keep the punch cold without diluting the flavor.
  • Too fizzy or not fizzy enough: Adjust the ginger ale to your liking. If it’s too fizzy, add more apple cider or orange juice. If it’s not fizzy enough, top off your glass with a bit more ginger ale.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

Kids will love helping to make this punch. They can measure and pour the liquids and even help slice the fruits (with adult supervision, of course). Making the special ice cubes can also be a fun and creative task for them.

Topping Options

This punch is pretty much perfect as is, but if you fancy a bit of a garnish:

  • A sprinkle of ground cinnamon
  • An extra slice of apple or orange
  • A dash of grenadine for a pop of color and extra sweetness
  • A sprig of fresh mint for a contrasting color and a refreshing aroma

Where can you serve this Apple Cider Punch?

This punch is perfect for any fall or holiday occasion! Serve it at your next Thanksgiving dinner, Halloween party, or Christmas gathering. It would also be great for a Fall Festival or Harvest Party. Your guests are sure to love this tasty punch!

How do you make Apple Cider Punch?

It’s so easy! Just combine all the ingredients in a large punch bowl and stir. That’s it! Your punch is ready to enjoy.

If you want to get really festive, you can garnish your punch with some fall leaves or autumn-themed paper straws.

Why this Recipe Works

The success of this punch lies in the harmonious symphony of the ingredients. The apple cider provides a robust base, the ginger ale adds a delightful fizz and sweetness, while the orange juice contributes a tangy freshness. The fruits and cinnamon sticks infuse the punch with subtle, aromatic flavors as it chills. 

What are some other great apple cider recipes to try?

So what are you waiting for? Get cozy with a cup of this Apple Cider Punch! Your taste buds will thank you.

Easy Apple Cider Thanksgiving Punch
Yield: 8 servings

Easy Apple Cider Thanksgiving Punch

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This tasty Apple Cider thanksgiving Punch is so good and easy to make for the holidays!


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups ginger ale
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 4 cinnamon sticks


  1. Stir together all the ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
  2. Serve over ice.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 13mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 2gSugar 32gProtein 1g

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