Punch Cocktails & Mocktails To Mix Up for Your Graduation Party

Celebrating a recent graduate is a cause for popping open some bottles of bubbly. But to make sure all the party guests can join in on the fun, make some big batches of party punch to serve in a cooler for a fun signature drink.

These unique punch recipes are ideal for a crowd, and will make for a delicious and memorable party drink other than the standard beer, wine and soda. If you're hosting a college graduation party (and most of your guests are 21 years old and older), then make a big batch of our favorite sangrias, rum punches and alcoholic recipes. If you're throwing a high school graduation party, then opt for a mocktail punch made with fresh fruit puree, gingerale or 7-Up and other booze-free ingredients. 

Serve your party punch in a big cooler for easy serving, or a giant clear mason jar with a spout for pretty serving display. You can also set out clear cups and glasses with striped straws and garnishes that match your theme and colors for a fun and creative drink display.

Sangrias are a seasonal favorite for spring and summer, which is why they are great for graduation party. This Peach Pie Sangria recipe tastes like peach pie in a glass, and is a yummy sweet treat your guests will love. For a lighter version, try our Low-Cal Slimmer Sangria made with Stevia and club soda rather than soda and sugar.

A light citrusy recipe is our Lemon Chiffon Party Punch. This fizzy, spritzy cocktail is made with peach vodka, lemon-lime soda and seltzer water. Another fun and fruity punch is our Passion Peach Punch Recipe (we really like peaches for summer, OK?), and it includes cranberry juice, mango juice and peach vodka. Tip: Make the ice cubes out of the juice so that your punch doesn't get watered down. 

If you're hosting a high school grad party, opt for a booze-free recipe. This White Grape Mocktail Punch does the trick. It's light and fruity enough for everyone (and the adults at the party can sneak in some vodka or gin in their glasses for a grown-up drink).

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