If you’re a fan of pumpkin and you love a little bit of bubbly, then this Sparkling Pumpkin Thanksgiving Punch is the drink you need to sip on! It has all of the fall flavors that you love, but blended together into a punch. The drink is slightly sweet, bubbly (thanks to Prosecco) and has a great pumpkin flavor because puree is added directly to it. You can’t go wrong making alcoholic pumpkin cider for a special occasion!
I love having a great cocktail recipe that I can make for a crowd. Punches are always my go-to because you can make a large portion. They also look so pretty in the punch bowl. Guests can serve themselves as they please, so you don’t have to play bartender all night.
This Sparkling Pumpkin Thanksgiving Punch recipe came around after I made my famous Non-Alcoholic Apple Cider Punch. Parents needed something they could sip on and enjoy too. With a little bit of tweaking, I developed this slightly sweet fall concoction. Now, neighbors always ask me to make this drink for parties. It’s such a hit!
Looking for even more great fall cocktail recipes? Here are some of my favorites that really bring out the best of fall flavors that everyone loves:
Sparkling Pumpkin Cider Punch Recipe
A great punch bowl is worth the investment! You’ll use it over and over again. I like to own a punch bowl with a ladle, so that guests can serve themselves at a party. I’ve also served my punch in a glass pitcher (whichever you prefer best). Because of its effervescent nature, with the Prosecco, I would avoid any drink holder that has a lid.
When To Make This Sparkling Pumpkin Thanksgiving Punch Recipe
I love this recipe because it’s so easy. You literally throw everything into your punch bowl, give it a stir and you’re ready to enjoy it. Make this recipe as a special drink to celebrate Thanksgiving, for a cocktail party, or even for snuggling under a blanket for a fall movie night. I’ve also made it on Halloween night for trick-or-treating parents!
Serve Your Punch In A Fresh Pumpkin For A Twist
If you really want to make your punch super special, consider serving it in a fresh pumpkin! You’ll have to carve a pumpkin and remove the inside guts. Make sure you keep the stem and the top of the pumpkin, as it will act as a lid to your “punch bowl.”
Next, you’ll need to use a Pumpkin Keg Tap. Follow the manufacturers directions to correctly insert the pumpkin keg tap. You can use the pumpkin, the same as you would a punch bowl. Make your punch directly in the pumpkin – pouring and whisking all of the ingredients.
Guests can serve themselves directly from the pumpkin keg! Keep the optional garnishes nearby in case they want to add the extras to their drink.
I use Prosecco in my Sparkling Pumpkin Cider Punch. However, you can use whatever you want if you’d like something else that’s sparkling. Champagne and sparkling white wine, like a Cava, would be a great substitute in the recipe.
How To Make It Non-Alcoholic For Kids
If you want to make a version that’s non-alcoholic, you can remove the spiced rum and replace the champagne with sparkling Martinelli’s. Welches also makes a sparkling apple cider that you can use. The trick is keeping the bubbles without getting rid of the flavor. The kids seem to like the non-alcoholic version!
Do You Need To Use Top-Shelf Spiced Rum?
The spiced rum adds so much depth of flavor to the cocktail. I make mine with Appleton Estates dark rum, but I’ve also had it with Captain Morgan spiced rum. Both options taste delicious and they’re great. Go with what you have on hand. If you don’t have top-shelf spiced rum to use in your Sparkling Pumpkin Cider, you’re still going to enjoy it. It will taste great no matter what you have on hand!
What You Need To Make Your Thanksgiving Punch:
- Pumpkin Puree
- Ground Cinnamon
- Apple Cider
- Orange Juice
- Spiced Rum
- Prosecco or Sparkling Wine
How To Make Sparkling Pumpkin Thanksgiving Punch
In a large punch bowl or glass pitcher, add 1 cup of pumpkin puree with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
Slowly pour your 4 cups of apple cider over the top of the pumpkin puree and stir. Add the orange juice and stir again.
Next, mix in the spiced rum. Finish making your punch by adding Prosecco (or sparkling white wine) to the top of the punch bowl.
Whisk the punch together gently – as to not lose the effervescence of the bubbly.
Add ice, if desired. Serve into glasses garnished with fresh apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Double the recipe for a larger crowd.
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 4 Cups Apple Cider
- 2 Cups Orange Juice
- 1 Cup Spiced Rum
- 1 Bottle of Prosecco 750 mL
- Cinnamon Sticks, optional for serving
1. In a large punch bowl or glass pitcher, add 1 cup of pumpkin puree with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
2. Slowly pour your 4 cups of apple cider over the top of the pumpkin puree and stir. Add the orange juice and stir again.
3. Next, mix in the spiced rum. Finish making your punch by adding Prosecco (or sparkling white wine) to the top of the punch bowl.
4. Whisk the punch together gently - as to not lose the effervescence of the bubbly.
5. Add ice, if desired. Serve into glasses garnished with fresh apple slices and cinnamon sticks. Double the recipe for a larger crowd.
Serve the punch in a punch bowl, glass pitcher (as pictured) or a fresh carved pumpkin - using a pumpkin keg tap.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
**nutrition is calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.