Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch

This Cranberry Pineapple Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Holiday Punch! And it’s totally easy; just add and stir!

This Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch was made possible by the one and only Dole. Their pineapple juice is known on the street as the “King of Juices™.” It’s kind of like going to Hawaii and squeezing the juice out of a fresh ripe pineapple (minus the traveling and the squeezing). That’s the secret ingredient here: 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice!

This fizzy holiday punch has just the right amount of sweetness and is loved by grown ups and littles (my son’s favorite “soda”) so it’s perfect for any party. It works because lime goes well with cranberries and ginger goes well with pineapple but so do cranberries and lime – I might have done a little research in The Flavor Bible – cool tool by the way.

The combination is crisp, refreshing, and super enjoyable. It’s also very pretty, which is important when you want to jazz things up for the holidays. The cranberries absolutely sparkle next to the fresh lime.

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Oh yes and one more thing: this Christmas punch is totally easy, like add and stir.


It’s so crisp and refreshing! You’ll want to go ahead and make a double batch ;).

This Cranberry Pineapple Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Holiday Punch! And it’s totally easy; just add and stir! | natashaskitchen.com

What I LUV about 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice is that it’s non-GMO and their packaging is BPA-Free! Hooray Hoorah! For reals that is such a big deal for me and I feel good about serving it to my fam-bam.

It has an exotic refreshing taste and it’s great on its own instead of OJ, but it also takes punch and smoothies to the next level. Most grocery stores carry it in 46 oz cans or a 6-pack (6oz cans), either of which work for this recipe.

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Ingredients for Christmas Cranberry Pineapple Punch:

3 cups (24 oz) 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice, Chilled
3 cups (24 oz) Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Chilled
4 cups Ginger Ale
1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (*see note below)
1/2 lime, thinly sliced ice

*Cranberries keep well in the freezer for like a year #ForReals. I buy them during the holidays when they are on sale and freeze (because they disappear from stores soon after).

How to Make this Cranberry Pineapple Punch:

1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, stir together: 3 cups pineapple juice, 3 cups cranberry juice and 4 cups ginger ale.

This Cranberry Pineapple Holiday Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Punch! And it’s totally easy; like add and stir! | natashaskitchen.com

2. Add ice, sliced lime, and cranberries. Stir gently to combine and serve to your favorite people.

This Cranberry Pineapple Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Holiday Punch! And it’s totally easy; just add and stir! | natashaskitchen.com

3. Yeah, there is no step 3. I told you it was easy!

This Cranberry Pineapple Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Holiday Punch! And it’s totally easy; just add and stir! | natashaskitchen.com

I told you it was easy!! You’ll have to discover for yourself just how good this is!

Cranberry Pineapple Punch

5 from 12 votes
This Sparkling Cranberry Pineapple Punch has just the right amount of sweetness and is loved by grown ups and littles so it's perfect for any party. The combination is crisp, refreshing, and super enjoyable.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Servings: 10 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 24 oz 100% DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice, Chilled
  • 3 cups 24 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail, Chilled
  • 4 cups Ginger Ale
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 lime thinly sliced
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, stir together: 3 cups pineapple juice, 3 cups cranberry juice and 4 cups ginger ale.
  2. Add cranberries, sliced lime and ice. Stir gently to combine and serve to your favorite people.

Recipe Notes

The lime and cranberries give this punch an extra punch. Don't skip them!

This Cranberry Pineapple Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Holiday Punch! And it’s totally easy; just add and stir! | natashaskitchen.comThis Cranberry Pineapple Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Holiday Punch! And it’s totally easy; just add and stir! | natashaskitchen.com

I hope this punch makes your holidays more merry and bright! If you make it for your next party let me know :).

This Cranberry Pineapple Holiday Punch is crisp refreshing and loved by adults and kids. Perfect Christmas Punch! And it’s totally easy; like add and stir!

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  • Galina
    January 8, 2018

    Hi Natasha, congrats on making the Forbes list. Well deserved!!! I’ve been a huge fan of your blog. Every recipe I’ve made turned out amazing and even my picky kids love the food. I have a question about this recipe. Can I add alcohol to this and if so, what kind? Also, can you recommend some recipes to use for a bridal shower?

    Thanks again for your hard work and creativity. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 8, 2018

      Hi Galina! Thank you thank you!! 🙂 We are so excited about that and truly thankful. I’m so glad your family and kids love our recipes. That makes me so happy. 🙂 I haven’t tried adding alcohol but one of my readers wrote in with the following: “Some of the adults added Limoncello (alcohol) to their glasses.” Reply

  • Crystal Klein
    December 31, 2017

    You do know that there is no such thing as GMO pineapple, right? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 1, 2018

      Ha ha! I didn’t realize but that makes sense! I guess it makes people feel better to write that on the can ;). Reply

  • December 31, 2017

    Made this for our annual Canadian Pacific Holiday Train party and it was a HUGE hit! Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to make again! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 1, 2018

      Hi Jenny, thank you for the wonderful review and you are very welcome 😬. Reply

  • Cee
    December 24, 2017

    I made this for our annual solstice party last week – thank goodness I tripled the amount as it was a huge hit with children and adults! I mixed up everything but the ginger ale the morning of the party (in a big stock pot), and added the ginger ale right before I put it in the drink dispenser.

    Some of the adults added Limoncello (alcohol) to their glasses. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 24, 2017

      I’m so glad you all loved it! I’m all smiles reading your comment! Have a Merry Christmas 🙂 Reply

  • beth
    November 25, 2017

    did you mean possible to add rum OR vodka? Someone stated adding rum AND vodka….it may work , I just want to clarify before adding both. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 25, 2017

      Hi Beth, we always serve it virgin since we don’t drink alcohol, so my opinion would only be a terrible guess.
      Has anyone else tried? Let us know and thanks in advance! 🙂  Reply

    • Patty
      December 24, 2017

      We had this for brunch today and everyone loved it. I had proseco on hand for those who wanted to add it to the punch and it was very, very good. Reply

  • Kay Padreganda
    November 23, 2017

    Thanks for this recipe! We love it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 24, 2017

      My pleasure Kay! I’m happy to hear that! Reply

  • September 11, 2017

    it is really nyc, saw something new, love from India. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 11, 2017

      Thanks for following! Reply

  • David Shipley
    May 1, 2017

    Have you ever spiked this punch? If so with what and how much? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 1, 2017

      Hi David, I don’t drink alcohol so I haven’t experimented but one of my readers, Martha, writes: “You can make this a great crispy night drink by adding a little vodka and rum.
      Yummy” Reply

    • Amy P.
      November 20, 2017

      We added it to champagne and made punch mimosas, it was delicious!! Reply

      • Betsy
        December 15, 2017

        Did you sub the champagne for the ginger Ale? Or did you use both? Reply

  • Holly
    February 17, 2017

    This looks great! Can you add wine to this and make it an adult beverage? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2017

      Hi Holly, I haven’t experimented that way since we don’t drink alcohol. If you experiment, let me know how you like it! 🙂 Reply

  • Mary
    December 31, 2016

    Fantastic! We are enjoying it right now on New Years Eve. Everyone loves it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2017

      So happy you enjoy it Mary!! Reply

  • London
    December 24, 2016

    Hi I am wanting to make this for christmas lunch and wondered if i could put the cranberry and pineapple together in a freezer bags and then take them out a bit before making and then add the gingerale to make it a slushy punch? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 24, 2016

      I have not tried it that way but it sounds like it could work. Let me know how it turns out! Reply

  • Letha Patterson
    December 23, 2016

    Can I omit the Limes and cranberries, or c an I sub lemon for limes or oranges for that matter Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 23, 2016

      Letha, feel free to omit and substitute those ingredients, punch should still taste great. Let me know what you end up doing. Reply

  • anonymous
    December 21, 2016

    There is o such thing as a GMO pineapple (unless it’s pink – apparently that’s a thing). But labelling plain old pineapple or pineapple juice GMO free is a marketing ploy…… Reply

    • anonymous
      December 21, 2016

      *no such thing. lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 21, 2016

      Wow I’ve never heard of pink pineapple, but I’d probably steer clear of that! 😉 Reply

  • Robin
    December 20, 2016

    What a easy & fun festive idea. I am going to make this for Christmas Eve. Can’t wait! Thanks!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2016

      It’s my most popular beverage to date, ENJOY! Reply

  • Angela
    December 18, 2016

    Hi I want to make this for a Christmas lunch I will be hosting. Unfortunately I can’t find the cranberries and although they are just garnish wonder if I can use something else. Maybe some raspberries? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2016

      Hi Angela, yes I do think raspberries would be very pretty over the top. If it helps, you can use fresh or frozen cranberries. Reply

  • December 17, 2016

    Do you know roughly how many servings this recipe makes? I need to make enough for 20 people. 0_0 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 17, 2016

      Hi Stefani, this makes 10 cups of punch so if you think each person will want more than 1 cup, you might consider getting triple the ingredients. I would make a double batch and have ingredients for a third batch to mix and use if needed 🙂 Reply

  • Jess
    December 16, 2016

    I’m going to be making this for my guests this weekend, and was wondering how far in advance you can mix it all together? Also, how long will the leftovers keep being stored in the refrigerator? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 16, 2016

      Jess, I would add Ginger Ale right before serving and the rest can be prepared a day before. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for few days but the drink won’t be fizzy anymore. Hope this help 😀 Reply

  • Galaxy
    December 10, 2016

    What would be a good substitute for the cranberry juice? Can’t use it due to medications. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2016

      Galaxy, I would use fruit punch or berry juice might work. Reply

  • Melissa
    December 10, 2016

    Hi,
    Sounds delicious! Do you think I could replace the ginger ale with a sparkling cran-apple juice? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 10, 2016

      Hi Melissa, I haven’t tried that substitution but I think it would work. The reason I chose ginger ale is because ginger works great with the other flavors. Let me know how you like it if you try that substitution! 🙂 Reply

  • Mary
    December 4, 2016

    Wow – thanks for this recipe. Making it for Christmas Day brunch. Non-drinkers here, too, so I’m always looking for delicious non-alcoholic punches. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2016

      Oh awesome!! I hope you love it! 🙂 I always thought the non-alcoholic drinks tasted best and this one is so refreshing 🙂 Reply

  • December 1, 2016

    Just wanted you to know that I used this recipe over on my blog today, looks so delish! I linked it back to you here, thanks for such a great post!
    https://ourawkwardlife.com/2016/12/01/holiday-sips/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 1, 2016

      Thank you so much for sharing! Reply

  • Jennifer L Gonzalez
    November 28, 2016

    Malibu rum would be great to add to it since it always goes well with pineapple juice. Reply

  • Pam
    November 17, 2016

    This sounds delicious! It’s now on the menu. My question is about the cranberries. Are they just for looks or are you supposed to eat them raw? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 17, 2016

      Hi Pam, the cranberries and lime slices are intended to be garnish 🙂 Reply

      • Benadretta L Stancil
        November 23, 2016

        Thanks. Trying this for Thanksgiving 2016. I was wondering about the cranberries. … Reply

  • Martha
    October 27, 2016

    You can make this a great crispy night drink by adding a little vodka and rum.
    Yummy Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 27, 2016

      Martha, thank you for sharing your version 😁. I’ve had several questions about making this recipe an adult drink. Reply

  • Yvette
    October 19, 2016

    What would be a good alcohol to add to this? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 19, 2016

      Hi Yvette, to be honest, I haven’t experimented that with this recipe and we don’t drink alcohol (just cook with it so maybe I’m not the best person to ask). 🙂 Reply

  • Halina
    April 20, 2016

    What brand of cranberry juice did you use, Natasha? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 20, 2016

      Halina, I used Ocean Spray brand. Reply

  • Mary
    January 18, 2016

    Thank you for this recipie Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 18, 2016

      You’re very welcome 🙂 Reply

  • Veta
    December 29, 2015

    Thank you Natasha for such a yummy and easy recipe. I made it on Christmas. Everyone loved it. Yummy. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2015

      Thank you so much for an awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    December 26, 2015

    Made this for Christmas and the whole family really liked it. The family requested this for all future holiday togethers. Easy and tasty. Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2015

      Thank you for such a nice review 😀. Now I know what to make for tomorrow’s drink during lunch. Reply

  • Mariya K
    December 23, 2015

    Do you think lemon could winks instead of lime? Thank you in advance for your response. Merry Christmas Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 23, 2015

      Lime and cranberry are a better flavor combination than lemon. If you can get a lime, you should use it 🙂 Reply

  • Kristen
    December 5, 2015

    I like everything about this! YUM! Reply

  • Tamara
    December 5, 2015

    Looks yummy. Can’t wait to make it for our Christmas Eve family get together. Thank you.

    p.s. What a beautiful picture of you and your precious baby!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 5, 2015

      That sounds like a sweet tradition you have! I hope you all enjoy it and thank you! 🙂 Reply

  • Karlyn kyle
    December 5, 2015

    Can you add alcohol to this for an adult drink? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 5, 2015

      I haven’t tried it so I’m not sure how the flavors would meld and different alcohols would taste different. If you experiment, let me know how it goes 🙂 Reply

    • Rhiannon
      December 17, 2015

      Just give people the option of adding a shot of vodka to their glass before adding the punch, so that way everyone can still enjoy the yummy non-alcoholic punch. 😀
      I’ll be trying it for our Christmas Day. I don’t drink anymore, so I’ll put it out there for people to BYO voddy 😉 Reply

  • December 4, 2015

    Hi Natasha, just discovered your blog and it’s really fantastic!

    So many great recipes!

    PS: my father is Ukrainian, so it’s nice to meet a sister online! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2015

      That’s awesome! Welcome to my blog 🙂 Reply

  • LaTrice
    December 2, 2015

    I LOVE pineapple juice!! I can’t wait to make this refreshing drink!!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2015

      Same here :). Thanks LaTrice! I hope you really enjoy it 🙂 Reply

  • December 2, 2015

    Natasha, your punch looks fantastic! And the last photo where you are pouring Ginger Ale just made me so thirsty! Yum! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2015

      Yes! That means I accomplished my goal :). Those pour shots aren’t as carefree as they look. I should post a behind the scenes shot, except we’d need a third person since I take the shot and my husband is pouring 😉 Reply

      • December 3, 2015

        Haha! I use my husband on some of my action shoots too! I hope you’ll find some time for the “behind the scenes” post. I will be waiting! 🙂 Reply

  • December 2, 2015

    I think my husband would love this! He LOVES pineapple (like he orders it on every pizza he gets) and he loves cranberry ginger ale… so I think this combination may work haha. I will have to try it. Looks very refreshing!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2015

      Pineapple fans would definitely enjoy this! Thanks Natasha (it’s always weird to call someone else by the same name isn’t it?) 😉 Reply

      • December 3, 2015

        I know hahaha. Actually, funny story. I had considered naming my blog “Natasha’s Kitchen” a couple of years ago when I first thought I should start a food blog (took me a lot longer to actually jump in but that’s another story). When I did a search to see if the name was taken, I found your blog, and I’ve been stopping by (usually just lurking) ever since 🙂 Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          December 3, 2015

          Lurking, lol. Even when I was starting 6 years ago, it was not easy to pick a name that hadn’t been taken :). Reply

  • December 1, 2015

    Natasha, this looks so delicious and refreshing, love all those gorgeous cranberries! 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 1, 2015

      Thank you so much Roxana. I love cranberries on everything this time of year. They almost sparkle 🙂 Reply

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