Wine and vodka, two great cocktail ingredients that combine well together, can be mixed to create a perfect wine and vodka punch to serve at any occasion. These high-test vodka and wine punches make large batches to serve a thirsty crowd.
Simple Vodka Punch
This is an easy punch for a crowd. It makes around 40 8-ounce glasses of punch.
- In a large punch bowl, combine the vodka, wine, lemonade, and orange juice.
- Add ice and stir.
- Garnish with floating wheels of lemon and orange.
Vodka Champagne Punch
This drink has a bit more fizz than the simple vodka punch. You can use Champagne or another type of sparkling wine. It makes around 25 8-ounce servings.
- 750 mL rosé Champagne, chilled
- 750 mL vodka (Or try it with Pink Whitney)
- 1 pound frozen strawberries, partially thawed, with syrup
- 1 8-ounce can pineapple chunks with juice
- 2 liters club soda, chilled
- 2 liters ginger ale
- In a punch bowl, combine the Champagne, vodka, strawberries, pineapple chunks, club soda, and ginger ale.
- Stir and allow to rest for 30 minutes. Stir again.
- Add the ice.
Cranberry Wine Punch
Cranberry wine punch, a slightly tart drink, is great for both informal parties and more formal events. It makes around 22 8-ounce servings.
- 1 gallon chilled cranberry juice
- 750 mL Burgundy wine or Pinot Noir
- 750 mL vodka
- Lime wheels and fresh cranberries for garnish
- In a large punch bowl, combine the cranberry juice, wine, and vodka. Stir.
- Add the ice.
- Garnish with floating fresh cranberries and lime wheels.
Lemon-Lime Sherbet Punch
Another citrus flavored beverage, this wine and vodka punch recipe works best with a scoop of orange or lemon sherbet on top. It makes around 23 8-ounce servings.
- 12-ounce can lemonade concentrate, thawed
- 12-ounce can limeade concentrate, thawed
- 1 750 mL bottle dry white wine, chilled
- 4 cups citrus vodka, chilled
- 3 liters ginger ale, chilled
- 10 scoops of orange sherbet
- In a punch bowl, combine the lemonade and limeade concentrate, the wine, vodka, ginger ale, and ice.
- Top with the scoops of sherbet.
Tips for Making Punch With Vodka and Wine
Making a truly good vodka and wine punch isn't always easy, because the punch becomes weaker as the ice melts in the bowl.
- In order to offset this effect, make sure that all ingredients are extremely cold (unless otherwise specified by a recipe) before adding them into the punch bowl.
- Sparkling or carbonated beverages are preferable in an alcoholic punch, but make sure that you add any fizzy drinks as the final ingredient.
- Finally, there's no need to spend money on expensive liquor to add to your punch bowl. When you add all the other ingredients, it truly makes no difference whether you've bought from the top shelf or the bargain bin. Your guests will get the same effect with the cheap stuff, and chances are they'll be glad that you saved the "good stuff" for other vodka drinks at your party.
Making a Wine and Vodka Punch
Depending on the type of wine and vodka that you use, the variation in each recipe can be huge. This allows you to mix the ingredients in an endless number of ways. Whether you decide on the citrusy orange lemon vodka punch or the tart cranberry wine punch, you'll be glad that you used wine and vodka as the building blocks for your drink. Or, if you're not mixing for a crowd, try making one of these homemade fruity wine cooler drinks for a single serving.