Wedding Punch (Non-Alcoholic Cranberry Punch)

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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. This was always our family punch as well. My Mother made some for my Dad’s “39th” birthday party (celebrated every year) and had some left over. She froze several batches in 5 gallon ice cream containers. She thawed one 2 weeks later for my brothers 8th birthday and just before the party, realized that this batch was spiked with vodka!

    Disaster and upset parents averted!! It does freeze beautifully even with additions.

  2. I use (1)Kool-aid pack (with sugar), (2, two-liters) ginger ales or (sprite), (1) can pineapple juice, (1) frozen orange juice (concentrate with 3 cans of water) and (half gallon) orange sherbet.

  3. I love you more than biscuits and gravy should be the title of your next cookbook !
    Thank you for sharing your recipes. I can always find something really good to make for my family.

  4. I* love* wedding punch. In our family we make it with orange juice, Hawaiian punch, ginger ale, and sherbet. Thanks for a new version to try. 🙂

  5. How many servings will this make? It sounds delicious and I have my son’s anniversary coming very soon.

      1. Hi! Thanks for the punch recipe, but I have a question. The recipe calls for 1 quart of cranberry juice cocktail, but the standard bottle is 64 oz. Should I add just half of bottle (1 qt)?

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