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easy Thanksgiving punch recipe

“An untraditional Tropical Thanksgiving Punch that’s perfect for a crowd! Beautiful rustic orange color and bursting with fruity, citrus flavor.”

This month, I helped one of my readers create a last-minute punch for her Autumn wedding.  Her requests:

  1. Burnt orange in color to match her autumn-themed wedding.
  2. Not the traditional fall flavors:  apple cider, pumpkin spice, cranberry, or pomegranate punch flavors.
  3. Easy to make big batches quickly.
  4. Delicious.
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Autumn is known for punch recipes boasting apple cider, cranberry juice, and cinnamon sticks. However,  I knew the best route to take was to go with fruit punch or tropical punch. 

Those are safe bets that adults and kids usually love.

Up next: color. Achieving a rustic orange color with a great flavor wasn’t as easy as I thought. When I did come up with a nice color, it was way more work than I knew she’d want to undertake, or the flavors were off.

After all, she wanted something that could stay flowing throughout the entire reception. I can’t even tell you how many bottles of juice and soda I went through lol, but finally, we found our winner.

Tropical Thanksgiving punch

“This is like the perfect color for Thanksgiving, don’t you think!”

I mean just look at this gorgeous orange color! I’m officially calling this Tropical Thanksgiving Punch! The flavor is sweet, fruity, and citrusy!  It is a nice break from the traditional Thanksgiving punch flavors!

And no measuring is required other than the powdered sugar that mellows out the tart pineapple and orange juice.

This punch ended up being a hit at the wedding! With Thanksgiving approaching, what a perfect time for you to try out this recipe!

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Thanksgiving punch

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Tropical Thanksgiving punch recipe

How to Make This Tropical Thanksgiving Punch


  • Simply Tropical Fruit Punch
  • Simply Orange Juice
  • 100% Pineapple Juice
  • Ginger-Ale
  • Powdered Sugar, sifted


  1. Add fruit punch, orange juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale in a large 2-gallon punch bowl or drink dispenser.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar until dissolved. Taste. (You can add a little sugar at a time until you achieve the sweetness you desire)
  3. Garnish with lemon, lime, and orange slices, if desired.

Tips for making the best Tropical Thanksgiving Punch

  • Make sure all of your juices and soda are chilled. As with all punches, super cold is best!
  • If you are going to premake bags of this punch, mix up everything but the soda. Add the soda when you are about to serve it, so it’s super fizzy.
  • Use the brands listed in the recipe. Of course, you could play around with other brands; however, stick with the listed brands if you’re going for the exact orange color.
  • Use an ice ring. To prevent watering down the punch, use a punch ice ring or create ice cubes from the punch.
Thanksgiving punch recipe

Common Questions:

  1. Can I use simple syrup instead of powdered sugar? Sure can!
  2. Can I turn this punch into a cocktail by adding alcohol? Yes! Tequila, bourbon, or vodka would go great!
  3. Will this fit in a large pitcher? You’ll need a large 2-gallon punch bowl for this recipe.
  4. How many guests will this serve? About 15-20 people
  5. What can I replace the ginger ale with? Use lemon-lime soda
  6. If you’re looking for a traditional, easy Thanksgiving punch recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner, check out this apple cider or this Thanksgiving punch! They are full of warm spices like cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. And gives that sangria tease using fresh apple slices.
  7. Can I replace the pineapple juice with lemonade? I’ve never tried it with lemonade before

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Tropical Thanksgiving punch recipe

Get the Recipe: Tropical Thanksgiving Punch

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A nontraditional Thanksgiving punch full of tropical fruit flavors and a gorgeous rustic orange color!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15


  • 52 oz Simply Fruit Punch, chilled
  • 52 oz Simply Orange Juice (Pulp-free), chilled
  • 46 oz 100% Pineapple Juice, chilled
  • 2 liter Ginger-Ale, chilled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted


  • Add fruit punch, orange juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale to a large punch bowl.
    52 oz Simply Fruit Punch, 52 oz Simply Orange Juice (Pulp-free), 46 oz 100% Pineapple Juice, 2 liter Ginger-Ale
  • Stir in powdered sugar until dissolved. Taste. (you can add a little sugar at a time until you achieve the sweetness you desire)
    1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • Garnish with lemon, lime, and orange slices, if desired, when ready to serve.
Cuisine: American
Course: Beverage
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