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25 Refreshing Summer Punch Recipes To Soak Up The Sun With

When that hot summer sun hits, there’s only one thing we’re thinking about: a cold drink in our hands. Get your favorite healthy Summer Punch Recipes to enjoy the summer season with a refreshing taste!

Whether you’re lounging out by the pool, throwing a barbeque with friends, or simply need a refreshing beverage to cool off with after a long day at work, a delicious punch is just what you need. 

And yes, we’re talking about the boozy kind. 

Punch is a great go-to during the warmer months and will add a feeling of relaxation to any occasion. 

Want to mentally transport yourself to the Caribbean Sea? Why not try a punch with irresistibly sweet and fruity flavors?

Or, perhaps you just want an escape from the plunging temperatures and icy weather that comes with winter. 

Whatever the reason, this list of our top 25 summer punch recipes covers all the bases and has a little something for everyone. 

Best Summer Punch Recipes: Quick Table

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time 
Tropical Rum Punch 221 (per serving)25 min
Pina Colada Sangria 177 (per serving)5 min
Shirley Temple Party Punch 145 (per serving)5 min
Lemon Lime Vodka Party Punch 185 (per serving)10 min
Blue Hawaiian Party Punch100 (per serving)5 min
Pineapple Mango Rum Punchn/a5 min
Blackberry Lemonade Moscato Punch 125 (per serving)5 min
Sparkling Watermelon Punchn/a10 min 
Summer Berry Punch 163 (per serving)10 min
Stormy Donkey Party Punch121 (per serving)5 min 
Mermaid Water Drink299 (per serving)5 min
Liquid Sunshine Punchn/a5 min 
Boozy Fishbowl n/a5 min
Strawberry Mango Moscato Punch 221 (per serving)5 min
Strawberry Lemonade Party Punch 217 (per serving)5 min
Jungle Juice230 (per serving)10 min 
Sex On The Beach Party Punch210 (per serving)10 min
Knock You Naked Party Punch 234 (per serving)5 min
Creamsicle Punchn/a10 min 
Pink Party Punch n/a5 min 
Mixed Whiskey Peach Punch n/a5 min
Raspberry Champagne Bellini Punch88 (per serving)5 min
Sparkling Cranberry Vodka Punch 222 (per serving)5 min
Purple Passion Punchn/a5 min
Swamp Water Punchn/a5 min 

1. Tropical Rum Punch

Put your leis on and get your dance moves ready because this Rum Punch calls for a tropical-themed party! 

This boozy beverage is full of fruity flavors and two kinds of alcohol, including coconut rum and peach schnapps. 

We can already feel the cool ocean breeze!

Calories Per Serving: 221

Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes 

2. Pina Colada Sangria

“If you like Pina Coladas, and gettin’ caught in the rain”- is it even possible to talk about this cocktail without thinking of this song?

If Pina Coladas are your go-to summer drink, then this punch variation is a must.

Because more is more, right?

Calories Per Serving: 177

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

3. Shirley Temple Party Punch 

Shirley Temples are great not only because of their delicious flavor but also because they’re super nostalgic. 

I mean, who didn’t have one of these drinks during their childhood?

Although this recipe is kid-friendly, to make it a little more appealing to the adults, add in some vodka or coconut rum. 

Calories Per Serving: 145

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

4. Lemon Lime Vodka Party Punch 

When summer arrives, you can never have enough refreshing drinks and nothing says refreshing more than lemonade. 

Lemon and lime complement one another perfectly and provide a wonderful tarte palette for this delectable vodka punch. 

Calories Per Serving: 185

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

5. Blue Hawaiian Party Punch 

With only 4 ingredients, this recipe is not only mesmerizing to look at, it’s also super simple to make!

Tropical flavors and blue raspberry are the key components in this punch and, with a touch of vodka, will make you feel like you’re on holiday. 

Calories Per Serving: 100

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

6. Pineapple Mango Rum Punch 

As beach weather arrives, we can’t get enough of tropic-inspired drink recipes and this Pineapple Mango Rum Punch is giving all of the island vibes you could want. 

This punch is super aesthetic, and if you’re a fan of grenadine, you’ll definitely want to try a glass (or two. Or three… who’s counting, really).

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

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7. Blackberry Lemonade Moscato Punch 

In need of a drink for your upcoming summer soiree? 

Blackberry Lemonade Punch is perfect for sharing with friends and is delightfully fruity and refreshing in flavor

Plus, when there’s Moscato wine involved, you know you can’t go wrong. 

Calories Per Serving: 125

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

8. Sparkling Watermelon Punch 

Bring your summer party to the next level with this refreshing Sparkling Watermelon Punch. 

This recipe is full of citrus fruits and berries and contains an extra special ingredient: Seagram’s Escapes Jamaican Me Happy. 

If you know, you know. 

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

9. Summer Berry Punch 

Add a fun and vibrant element to your next summer picnic with a Summer Berry Punch. 

Filled with strawberries, pineapple, lemons and ginger ale, this drink is full of fruity flavor and contains the perfect balance between sweet and zesty

Make sure to add a lemon wedge for garnish to really impress your friends!

Calories Per Serving: 163

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

10. Stormy Donkey Party Punch

If you are like us, the first thing that will pop into your mind when reading the title of this drink is, “why on earth would you name a punch that.”

The answer is actually that this blend stems from a mixture of a “Dark And Stormy” and “Moscow Mule” (“ohhhhh”): a little zesty, a little fruity and a little spicy.  

Calories Per Serving: 121

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

11. Mermaid Water Drink

Mermaid Water is a rum punch-style drink that will have your guests up on tables and dancing in no time. 

That’s right. With three types of alcohol: spiced rum, coconut rum and blue curacao, this cocktail is potent

And who knows? Maybe if you drink enough of it, you’ll find your very own Prince Eric?

Calories Per Serving: 299

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

12. Liquid Sunshine Punch

Summer is all about tasty fruity flavors and this punch is definitely covering all the bases. 

With hints of orange, cranberry, grapefruit, pineapple and malibu rum, you’ll be in full relaxation mode once that summer sun hits. 

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

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13. Boozy Fishbowl 

Drinking is more fun when there’s a theme involved and this Boozy Fishbowl is perfect for an under-the-sea party. 

To achieve this drink, lemonade, pineapple juice, rum and vodka are first mixed together. Then, to get that stunning bright blue hue, blue curacao is also added. 

Feel free to throw in some shark and fish gummies for the full effect!

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

14. Strawberry Mango Moscato Punch 

Strawberry and mango are a match made in heaven and provide the perfect basis for a refreshing Moscato punch. 

Sweet, fruity and fizzy– happy hour never looked so good!

Calories Per Serving: 221

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

15. Strawberry Lemonade Party Punch

Strawberry lemonade is a classic summer beverage that will be sure to please all your guests. 

For an adult-friendly version, compliment your strawberry-lemon duo with a little Everclear. 

Now that’s a combination we can’t resist. 

Calories Per Serving: 217

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes 

16. Easy Jungle Juice Recipe

Serve this jug of fruity goodness at your next summer party and watch how quickly people come back for seconds!

Adding fresh fruit to your drink is a great way to boost the flavor factor and this punch incorporates both strawberries and oranges to elevate this delicious rum and vodka blend. 

Calories Per Serving: 230

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

17. Sex On the Beach Party Punch 

Sex On The Beach is an iconic fruity drink, perfect for evenings out with your friends. 

For a group-appropriate version that will have everyone in vacay mode, try out this party punch alternative. 

It yields 24 servings and only takes 10 minutes to make. 

Cheers to that!

Calories Per Serving: 210

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes 

18. Knock You Naked Party Punch

Is it just us, or does there seem to be a theme building here…? (Nevermind, we like to keep it PG here). 

The Knock You Naked Party Punch is a simple and delicious drink that only requires three ingredients: lemonade, vodka and Corona. 

It’s zesty and boozy and tastes so much like juice you won’t be able to stop drinking it!

Calories Per Serving: 234

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

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19. Creamsicle Punch

Get ready. It’s time. The moment we’ve all been waiting for- Creamsicle Punch!!

Summer just isn’t the same without our beloved orange Creamsicles, so when we heard there’s a liquid version with booze, we couldn’t resist. 

This blend is bubbly, full of sweet orange flavor and topped off with a scoop of ice cream

What more could you want?

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes

20. Pink Party Punch

With a stunning appearance like that, it’s hard to believe that this drink only requires three simple ingredients. 

We were always taught not to judge a book by its cover and it’s true. “Aesthetic” doesn’t equate “complicated,” and this party punch couldn’t apply to this ideology more. 

Grapefruit flavored soda, pink lemonade concentrate and gin- that’s all this gorgeous drink takes. 

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

21. Mixed Whiskey Peach Punch

If you’re planning a party and time is a concern, fear not. This punch only requires 4 ingredients and can be made several hours in advance. 

As if that wasn’t good enough, this recipe uses fresh peaches to accent the tea, mint and whiskey blend

This punch is also great for people wanting a taste of tea during the summer, without the heat. 

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

22. Raspberry Champagne Bellini Punch 

Start popping some bottles because this punch needs all the bubbles it can get!

The classic Bellini is perfect for any brunch date and is full of fizzy, fruity flavors. 

Raspberry is the star of this show and compliments the champagne splendidly. 

Add some mint leaves for an even more refreshing experience!

Calories Per Serving: 88

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

23. Sparkling Cranberry Vodka

Are you a vodka-cran fan? Then you’re in the right place. 

Vodka and cranberry juice are good on their own but can be made even better when paired with a little lemonade and ginger ale. 

Classics are great, but sometimes you need a change. 

Calories Per Serving: 222 

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

24. Purple Passion Punch

Elevate your next summer bbq with this deep and enticing Purple Passion Punch. 

Blue curacao, vodka, cranberry-grape juice and grenadine come together beautifully in this cocktail to create the perfect combination of sweet, fruity and boozy. 

How often do you get a drink with blue curacao and grenadine? Too good to be true, really. 

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

25. Swamp Water Punch

As unappealing as this punch may sound, we promise you, the Swamp Water Cocktail is one you’re not going to want to miss. 

This recipe isn’t your standard fruity summer punch. In fact, it’s loaded with extra special ingredients, including Sour Apple Pucker, melon liqueur and sweet and sour mix. 

If that wasn’t enough booze for you, Swamp Water also features tequila and blue curacao for an extra muddy finish. 

Calories Per Serving: n/a

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Punch?

Punch is a mixture of drinks, often fruity in flavor, that yields a larger number of servings and is therefore ideal for parties. 

Punch can be both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. 

If you’ve ever heard of “spiking the bunch,” it means adding alcohol to it. 

Which Alcoholic Drink Is Best For Summer?

The answer varies depending on taste, but in general, sweet and fruity drinks tend to be the drink of choice during the hotter months- think Pina Coladas and champagne-based beverages such as Bellinis. 

How Much Alcohol Is In Punch?

Ideally, punch contains a 5-6% alcohol level.

Why Is Punch Called Punch?

It is believed that the word punch stems from the Hindi word “pāñć,” meaning 5, as the original concoction was made with 5 ingredients: alcohol, sugar, lemon or lime juice, water and spices.

25 Refreshing Summer Punch Recipes To Soak Up The Sun With 

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Wednesday 19th of October 2022

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