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Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch

This Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch is SO simple and delicious. The no-alcohol base makes it a punch both kids and adults can enjoy! Recipe gives the option to make it a cocktail too.

Thank you for stopping by, I’m so happy you are here!  Today I’m participating in the Seasonal Simplicity  Christmas Series hosted by my friend Krista of Happy Housie. As part of this festive series, I have joined 18 friends to share some delicious holiday drink recipes with you! Make sure to take a tour through all the recipes at the bottom of this post. If you missed any of my previous posts as part of this Seasonal Simplicity Series, make sure to check out my DIY Christmas Sleigh Ornament, and my Fresh Cedar Christmas Mantel. xo

Today I’m sharing a delicious and easy holiday punch recipe with you…a Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch.  This punch is bursting with fresh citrus flavour and will make a pretty addition to your holiday menu!  I hope you love it.

A perfect holiday punch!

Because I love citrus anything during the holiday season, I decided to make this Grapefruit Punch.  With ruby red grapefruit juice as the base, I added an orange simple syrup, lime juice and slices of grapefruit and lime.  So good.  This recipe also has club soda in it but it is especially delicious with grapefruit Italian soda!  And to make it extra festive, I tossed in some pomegranate arils.

a top down half view of a bowl of grapefruit punch with slices of grapefruit, limes and pomegranate seeds

a top down view of cups of punch, a juicer, juiced limes and a bottle of orange syrup

Delicious and Versatile!

Not only is it perfect for the holiday season, but you can pretty much make this punch any time of year…winter, spring or summer!  Just add different seasonal fruit as garnishes.

a top down view of half of a bowl of grapefruit punch. in the background are cups of punch, a juicer, juiced limes and a bottle of orange syrup

a top down view of half of a bowl of grapefruit punch. in the background are cups of punch, a juicer, juiced limes and a bottle of orange syrup

Sweet, Tart and Refreshing!

All the things that make up a perfect drink.  Sweetness from the grapefruit juice and simple syrup and tart from the soda and lime juice.  So refreshingly good.

a top down view of half of a bowl of grapefruit punch. in the background are cups of punch, a juicer, juiced limes and a bottle of orange syrup

a cup of punch. in the background is a jar of orange syrup and a bowl of punch

Pairs well with so many great appetizers!

This punch is wonderful served alongside appetizers. Here are some great options:

a top down view of a cup of punch, a jar of orange syrup and a bowl of punch

Make it a Cocktail:

If you would like to add a kick to this punch, you can offer a small selection of alcohol additions and let everyone make their own special individual drink.  I like to make a big bowl of non-alcohol punch for everyone, and if someone would like to add a little alcohol to their own cup, they can!  That way, everyone can enjoy this drink the way they like it.  Here are some delicious options:

  • Pink Whitney
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Prosecco
  • White Wine

three cups of grapefruit punch set against a bokeh background

Recipe Tips:

  • Grapefruit Juice: Use Ruby Red Grapefruit juice for this punch.
  • Simple Syrup:  I made an Orange Simple Syrup for this punch.  It adds a delicious orange flavour.  You can use plain simple syrup instead if you wish.
  • Leftover Simple Syrup:  You will have leftover orange simple syrup, so just store it in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge for another time.  You can add it to any cocktails where you might like a bit of orange flavour, or drizzle it over fruit salad, or add it to salad dressing.
  • Club Soda:  You can use regular club soda (soda water), or a flavoured soda water like a grapefruit Italian soda.  Yum!
  • Adding the Club Soda:  Add the club soda (soda water) to the punch right before you want to serve it, to retain as much of the fizz as possible.
  • Ice Cubes:  I usually use regular ice cubes, but make sure to add them right before you serve the punch because they dilute the punch.  If you don’t want to use regular ice cubes, consider freezing some grapefruit juice in ice cube trays and use those, and that way there will be no dilution of flavour!
  • Garnishes:  Add sliced grapefruits and limes to float in the punch.  Pomegranate seeds are pretty too and they add a delicious crunch to this punch!
  • Alcohol:  You can add alcohol to this punch.  Here are two ways:
    • Refer to the above section on “How to Make it a Cocktail” on options for individual servings.
    • If you want to make a Vodka Party Punch, add 1 L of vodka to the punch bowl.
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Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch

This Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch is SO simple and delicious. The no-alcohol base makes it a punch both kids and adults can enjoy! Recipe gives the option to make it a cocktail too.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 - 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Drink

Ingredients

Scale

Orange Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • peels from 1/2 an orange

Punch:

  • 2 L ruby red grapefruit juice (I used a 1.89L bottle)
  • 2 L club soda or a grapefruit Italian soda
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup orange simple syrup

Garnish

  • grapefruit slices
  • lime slices
  • pomegranate seeds
  • ice cubes

Instructions

Orange Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan boil the sugar, water and orange rinds together until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Let cool completely. 
  3. Remove the rinds and strain any orange bits.
  4. Set aside.

Punch:

  1. To a large punch bowl add the grapefruit juice, lime juice and orange simple syrup.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with slices of grapefruit and limes, and pomegranate seeds.
  4. Add the club soda.  TIP:  Add the club soda (soda water) to the punch right before you want to serve it, to retain as much of the fizz as possible.
  5. Add ice immediately before serving.

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Punch

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Hot Chocolate Bar & Free Printables at the Handmade Home

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Keto Sugar Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate at Tatertots & Jello

Deliciously Easy Holiday Eggnog at She Gave it a Go

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Have a delicious day!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    December 16, 2020 at 11:19 PM

    5 stars
    Oh my! This sounds delicious and your photos are gorgeous! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    December 17, 2020 at 12:59 PM

    Ooooh, these look so pretty!

  • Reply
    Rachael @ This is our Bliss
    January 5, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    This look absolutely amazing! And oh my, your photography is STUNNING! What a beautifully festive drink!!

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