Fun-and-easy beer punch for New Year’s Eve parties

Fun and easy-to-make beer punch will be a welcome surprise for guests at your New Year’s Eve gathering. And it makes making party hosting fun and simple!

We have three different recommendations to impress your guests and suit anyone’s taste.

First, we have a Pink Beer Punch.
This is a great option to make in advance, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time mixing drinks at the party.

First, you’ll need:
– 4 strawberries, chopped
– 1/4 cup blueberries
– 1/4 cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons grenadine
– 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

To start, mix chopped strawberries and blueberries in a bowl with sugar, grenadine and lime juice. Stir and chill the fruit in the fridge. When it’s time for the party, simply add the fruit to your drink container and pour in two bottles of pilsner beer. We recommend Blackberry Farm TN Times Pilsner.

The fruit adds a festive touch to easy canned beer for a fun party punch. You can adjust this recipe as needed to make more in advance, depending on the size of your gathering.

Next up is Ginger Party Punch.
Ginger beer is a great ingredient for cocktails, like the popular Moscow Mule, and this is another easy-to-mix punch.

Pour in six cups of lemonade to your pitcher or punch bowl – you can use any kind you like, and you also can substitute club soda for part or all of the lemonade for a less sweet version. Then mix in two bottles of ginger beer. You can use ginger beer with or without alcohol or ginger soda.

Next, add one bottle of beer with citrus notes, such as Samuel Adams Rebel Grapefruit IPA. You also could use Highland Brewing Mandarina IPA or a Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin. There are a lot of different beer options, and you can mix it up based on your favorite citrus and fruit flavors.

Stir, garnish with limes and lemons, and serve over ice. You also can easily double this recipe for larger crowds.

Finally, we have Strawberry Safe Driver Punch.
It’s very important to offer guests alcohol-free options, and you should make it fun for nondrinkers and designated drivers. That’s why we love this refreshing strawberry punch.

Place six cups of strawberries in the food processer – you can use fresh or thawed frozen berries. Add ¾ cup of thawed limeade concentrate and mix those.

Then you just stir in one 6-ounce can of unsweetened pineapple juice and four cups of lemon-lime soda. Chill and serve!

This is a delicious punch that all guests will love, and you can add a variety of fruit garnishes to make it even more special and festive for New Year’s Eve. We suggest strawberries and pineapples on toothpicks.

There are so many delicious beer, cider and nonalcoholic products that you can serve to make your New Year’s Eve fun and memorable. But, most importantly, we remind everyone that the best recipe for a great holiday is to drink responsibly and designate a sober driver. Happy New Year!


Watch these recipes in action when Rachel Duke visited WBIR Channel 10 to share our festive punch ideas.