Thanksgiving means family, friends and good food and drinks. I love to serve cocktails to my guests, but I also like to offer a non-alcoholic punch as well. This Thanksgiving Punch is not too sweet and definitely tastes celebratory!
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Sparkling Thanksgiving Punch
I am hosting Thanksgiving this year. Cue the anxiety! And while I love to serve mimosas or something to kick off the holiday season, this year I am going to try something different. A non-alcoholic punch that is perfect for everyone on the guest list.
This sparkling Thanksgiving punch was a hit with my kids when I taste tested it this week. They loved the subtle sweetness and the sparkling fizz to this non-alcoholic punch.
Thanksgiving Punch for a crowd
This Spicy Pear Punch recipe is perfect for serving at Thanksgiving and is easy to make a batch large enough to serve a crowd! The recipe below serves 6-8 people (depending on the glass size) but is easy enough to make larger batches.
You could make one big batch or make a pitcher for each table to serve along with dinner.
Is Ginger Beer Alcoholic?
Ginger beer is non-alcoholic. And maybe the name implies that it is a beer, but it is much like root beer. A sweet and slightly spicy carbonated beverage. So have no fear, this recipe is completely non-alcoholic!
You can always sub in ginger ale for the ginger beer in this recipe, but ginger beer is less sweet than ginger ale and is slightly more spicy. The more intense flavors in ginger beer are perfect for this Thanksgiving Punch.
Ginger beer is most commonly used in Moscow Mules.
Non-Alcoholic Spicy Pear Punch Recipe
This recipe is simple to put together. And it takes less than a few minutes to mix together.
To make a pitcher to serve 6-8 people, you will use 2 parts ginger beer to 3 parts pear nectar with the juice of one lemon. Garnish the pitcher or each glass with cinnamon sticks, pear slices or anything seasonal. Serve over ice.
Thanksgiving Punch - Non-Alcoholic Spicy Pear Punch
- 3 cups Pear Nectar
- 2 cups Ginger Beer
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Optional garnish: rosemary cranberries, pear slices, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg
- Mix together pear nectar and lemon juice. Add ginger beer and stir to combine. Serve over ice in individual glasses.