Wedding Punch (Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Punch)

The perfect non-alcoholic wedding punch recipe. This refreshingly sweet fruit punch is made with cranberry juice, pineapple juice, ginger ale, and *optional* sugar.

Wedding Punch

This is such an easy and festive punch recipe that is perfect for weddings, showers, parties, etc. You can whip up quickly before your big event and then assemble at the event. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, refreshing, fruity, and sparkling. All you need is cranberry juice cocktail, pineapple juice, ginger ale, optional added sugar if you like it sweeter, and some fruit and fresh mint leaves to garnish (this time I used orange slices and raspberries). The vibrant red  of this cranberry punch means it would also make a great non-alcoholic Christmas punch option.

Okay, let’s get mixing so you can get celebrating with our wedding punch!

Ingredients for Wedding Punch

Recipe Ingredients

  • Cranberry juice cocktail
  • Pineapple juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Sugar if you want it extra sweet 
  • Fruit items to garnish (if desired)

How to Make Wedding Punch

Mix together cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and sugar.

Combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved.

This makes your punch concentrate.

Place 2 cups of concentrate into ring mold.

Take a little bit of that concentrate (about 2 cups) and pour it into a ring mold or ice cube tray and freeze.

The rest of it, we put in gallon jugs and place in the fridge until we are ready for it. Usually, we have to take it somewhere so keeping it in gallon jugs makes that easier.

Combine punch concentrate and ginger ale in punch bowl.

When ready to serve, grab a gorgeous punch bowl and mix one recipe’s worth of punch concentrate with 2 liters of ginger ale.

Add ice ring and garnish with fruit slices and berries, if desired.

Wedding Punch


This punch is so very delicious and has been part of many wonderful baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and anniversaries!


Due to the ginger ale, it’s best to serve this punch immediately as the ginger ale will go flat quickly.

Recipe Notes

  • A note on the food coloring… In the old days, this punch was always a pretty pink color. However, with fewer artificial dyes and such in juice these days, the color may be murkier and require red food coloring to make it pretty like this. If you are traveling with the punch, take a little bottle of red food coloring with you just in case.
  • Change up the garnish to whatever suits you! Maybe you prefer lemon slices or lime slices? Or how about firmer fruits like apples, pears, and fresh or frozen cranberries, strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries? Lime slices and fresh cranberries will add a festive touch to this non-alcoholic holiday punch.
  • Instead of ginger ale, you can also use sparkling water or club soda.
  • For an alcoholic wedding punch, add some vodka!

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Wedding Punch

This non-alcoholic wedding punch recipe is a refreshingly sweet fruit punch made with cranberry juice, pineapple juice, ginger ale, and sugar.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: punch
Servings: 40
Calories: 76kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 46-ounce can pineapple juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale
  • red food coloring, optional
  • orange slices, fresh raspberries, mint leaves, etc for garnish


  • Combine sugar, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice. Stir until dissolved to make punch concentrate.
    1 cup granulated sugar, 1 quart cranberry juice cocktail, 1 46-ounce can pineapple juice
  • Pour about 2 cups of the concentrate into a ring-shaped ice mold or ice cube trays and freeze. Refrigerate the remainder of the concentrate and refrigerate the unopened ginger ale overnight.
  • When ready to serve, mix the refrigerated punch concentrate with the ginger ale in a punch bowl and add the frozen punch concentrate on top. Add a few drops of red food coloring if needed. Garnish if you like.
    2 liters ginger ale, red food coloring, optional, orange slices, fresh raspberries, mint leaves, etc for garnish


Calories: 76kcal
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  1. Yum! That looks absolutely delicious. I think I must try this recipe! Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Anniversary!

  2. Christy, I have gotten so many good ideas/recipes and good feelings from your site over the years but have never really shared much so I think it’s time I finally pay you back just a wee bit! I saw this post and it sounded so much like our family’s punch recipe we’ve been making for over 40 years that I thought I would share our variation with you to try sometime: 4 cups of cranapple juice, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 4 cups of pineapple juice and 1 Tablespoon (yes, that’s right-it’s the magic ingredient!) of almond extract. Mix this all together and either put in punch bowl with 2 quarts of gingerale OR freeze and serve just like your recipe. Thanks so much for all you do and all the good feelings you put out onto the internet – it needs more people like you!

  3. Christy! I found you on IG a couple of weeks ago and I believe we were separated at birth, except I’m too old for that! 🙂 You are so witty and a girl after my own heart. My husband and I celebrate 40 years of marriage this coming Sunday, June 11th. I was 19 and he was 20 when we married, just babies…but it “took” and I am so thankful. I have a mentoring-in-the-kitchen ministry called “Tasting Grace” where I teach cooking and life skills to some young women in our church and community. It’s so much fun! A friend of mine and I co-authored a book on this fun ministry called “Tasting Grace” you can find on Amazon and Christian Book Distributors. I think you’d like it, sounds like you! Anyway – God bless you and I may need to make a batch of this punch to celebrate 40 years, 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-love, and 5 grandyounguns.

  4. What a lovely story! What a lovely punch! Baby shower for my nephew and his wife coming up in July. Traveling to Minnesota for the shower. Love the idea to pack in gallon jugs. Definitely gonna make this. Thanks!

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