November 18, 2022

Pomegranate Pear Thanksgiving Punch for Cocktails and Mocktails

What other meal besides Thanksgiving do you regularly find 10-12 people at your holiday table or clustered around your kitchen island with drinks in hand? Making batch cocktails for a group in a pitcher or having a bowl of festive punch prepared ahead of time gives you that signature cocktail or mocktail to start the party right. 

This Pomegranate Pear Thanksgiving punch looks festive in a punch bowl or pitcher but use something see-through so folks can see the floating fruit and cinnamon sticks. 

Some other punches to try? This Basil Hayden Whiskey Punch or this Pimms Winter Punch 

How about a Apple Rosemary Sangria? Also super festive at Holiday time.



Pomegranate Pear Thanksgiving Punch (Cocktail and Mocktail versions)

Pomegranate Pear Thanksgiving Punch (Cocktail and Mocktail versions)

Yield: 10

This makes a fun holiday punch that can be made for cocktails and mocktails



  • 1 16 ounce bottle of pomegranate juice
  • 1 20-ounce bottle of ginger ale
  • 2 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 2 apples sliced
  • 2 pears sliced
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • a handful of cinnamon sticks
  • Star Anise, for serving
  • pomegranate arils/seeds for serving


  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • .5 oz cup orange liqueur my favorite is Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 2 oz Mocktail ingredients above


    1. Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher or punch bowl to serve.
    2. Taste and adjust the beverage to your liking.
    3. Making a cocktail? Is it too boozy? Add more apple cider. Not boozy enough? Add more bourbon! Make it your own, depending on the flavors you love
    4. You can make this a few hours ahead in the refrigerator
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