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The Best Cranberry Christmas punch

This is the absolute best Christmas punch recipe made with light cranberry juice, ginger ale, unsweetened pineapple juice, and almond extract.  I always get requests for this lightened-up punch recipe at holiday parties.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigeration Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 5 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 44kcal
Author Amee


  • cup granulated stevia
  • 1 quart cranberry juice no-sugar-added
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 liter bottle diet-ginger ale
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish


  • Wash the cranberries and freeze them.
  • They will serve as the "ice" and keep the punch chilled.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large container (except ginger-ale) and refrigerate for 1 day to let the flavors mingle.
  • Right before serving, add the ginger ale and the cranberries, stir and enjoy.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg