Easy 3 Ingredient Thanksgiving Punch Recipe

This super simple punch recipe is perfect for any fall day or night. Pairs great with pretty much all the Thanksgiving food and is great for a crowd.

Thanksgiving punch in glasses ready for your next fall party.


Thanksgiving Punch Recipe

Are you looking for the perfect thanksgiving punch recipe for a crowd? Thanksgiving drinks can often be pushed to the side and forgotten.  We always remember who is bringing the mashed potato’s or apple pie but sometimes drinks get over looked. 

This recipe is SO easy and so delicious.  Once you have made it, you will not forget to make it again. It’s sure to get added to your holiday season as one of your go to drink recipes. 

I love the fall.  It is my favorite time of year.  The chill in the air, the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin spice, wearing boots and long sleeves; it all is my favorite. This is the perfect recipe for a fun drink that can be made for a large group and is the perfect compliment to all of your favorite fall flavors we all love. 

Best thing about this non-alcoholic drink is that it can easily be made with alcohol as well.  Spiced rum, caramel flavored vodka or any kind of cinnamon whisky would pair nicely with the flavors already in this drink.  If you prefer non-alcoholic festive punch it is just as good without the alcohol as well. 

Easy Thanksgiving Punch recipe

Why Is This Punch Recipe Perfect For Thanksgiving?

There are a lot of great things about this recipe.  For one it pairs so nicely with your thanksgiving meal.  I highly recommend drinking it with our Green beans, zucchini casserole, cranberry sauce or pumpkin cupcakes

This recipe can also be made ahead of time and will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. This means you can also enjoy drinking it with all of those left overs, like with our cranberry cream cheese turkey sandwich or our turkey and rice soup.

Or have some with any fall meal like pumpkin spiced ribs. Bring out those fall flavors even more with this punch.

Another reason this recipe is so great is because you can serve it cold, at room temperature or you can heat it up on the stove top or in the crock pot.

When serving warm it is fun to add a little sparkling water, cream soda, lemon-lime soda, ginger beer, ginger ale or club soda on top to make it bubble. The possibilities are so vast. 

Ingredients for Thanksgiving Punch

You only need three ingredients to get started with this non-alcoholic recipe.  After that, the rest is up to you.  

You will need any kind of apple cider, caramel syrup and some pumpkin pie spice.

I then like to add some fresh fruit and whole cinnamon sticks. Here is a list of other fresh ingredients you could add to your large batch of holiday punch recipe 

  • Apple slices
  • fresh cranberries
  • cinnamon sticks
  • apple pie spice
  • pumpkin puree
  • ice cubes
  • citrus slices 
  • lemon juice
  • orange slices
  • fruit juice ( pomegranate juice, cranberry juice etc ) 
picture of a whole apple to the left followed by apples slices to the right and a few cinnamon sticks throughout

Can I Use Alcohol in This Recipe?

Absolutely! You can easily turn this mocktail into a cocktail and you have a lot of options. Try using one of these suggestions:

  • spiced rum
  • caramel flavored vodka
  • honey whisky
  • apple whisky 
  • cinnamon whisky 
  • red or white wine 
  • bottle of champagne 

What Do I Need To Get Started

You will need a few things to make this recipe. 

  • Grab the main three ingredients
  • a big punch bowl or a large pitcher
  • something to stir the punch with
  • a ladle for pouring your drink mix if using a punch bowl
  • glasses to drink from ( mason jars work great ) 
ingredients needed for punch recipe.  from left to right there is pumpkin pie spice, apple cider, caramel syrup. Underneath sliced apples and cinnamon sticks

How To Make Non-Alcoholic Punch 

We have our three main ingredients

  • Apple Cider – 2 gallons
  • Caramel Syrup – 6 ounces
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – 1 to 2 teaspoons (I like 2 but I love this seasoning)
  1. Pour the apple cider into your bowl or pitcher.  You can pour it all out now or if you prefer, you can save some to pour on top after it is all mixed together. 
  2. Add your caramel syrup and then stir lightly.
  3. Then add in your pumpkin pie spice.  I LOVE this stuff so I like to add a lot.  You can be as light or as heavy handed as you would like. The seasoning tends to raise to the top.  That is okay.  I give it a really good stir now and try and get it distributed well. 
  4. If you saved some of the apple cider add that on top now.  
  5. Add in whatever garnishes you would like.  I added apple slices and whole cinnamon sticks.  It looks amazing and gives it a great smell and look.  If you are adding fruit, I would wait until you are ready to serve it to add those.  Apples can tend to turn brown and not stay crispy.  
  6. Serve cold, room temperature or heat it up on the stove top or in a  crock pot.  Any of those ways will be sure to be a hit on Thanksgiving day.
fall punch recipe that's great for Thanksgiving.

Easy Thanksgiving Punch Recipe

We love how easy this recipe is to make and how easy it is to customize it to your situation. Put in what you want and leave out what you don’t like. It is so simple and super delicious. You’ll add this to your traditions for Thanksgiving for sure.

Have you ever tried a punch recipe before for your thanksgiving meal? We would love to hear about it. If you make this one, let us know what you added to yours and how it came out.

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Thanksgiving Punch

easy 3 ingredient punch recipe that pairs perfectly with your thanksgiving dinner and can be made for big crowds.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 1 punch bowl or pitcher
  • 1 ladle


  • 2 gallons regular apple cider
  • 6 ounces caramel syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  • Pour your apple cider into your pitcher or punch bowl.
  • Add in your caramel syrup and lightly stir
  • Pour in pumpkin pie spice. If you don't want this flavor to be two strong only add one teaspoon in. Stir well. The pumpkin pie spice likes to float to the top. If you can get mix it in really well it won't float it the top as much but some will still float. This is okay.
  • Add whatever garnishing you wish. I like to add apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • This can be served cold, room temperature or hot.
  • Can be stored up to a week in a refrigerator.
Servings: 24 servings

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