The Best Apple Harvest Punch Recipe

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A refreshing whiskey punch we’re calling apple harvest punch! this apple harvest punch recipe is made with apple cider, lemon juice, whiskey, and simple ginger syrup.

It’s great for a fall gathering, pumpkin carving party, Thanksgiving, or cheese gathering!

apple harvest punch recipe

We love this recipe because it’s simple to make and has the best fall flavors like apple cider and ginger. The lemon juice adds a slight citrus flavor to give it balance.

Don’t forget to check out our best fall cocktail recipes!

whiskey punch recipe in a glass with candied ginger

We served it at our fall gathering, and it was a hit. Adding edible flowers gives it color and texture and a beautiful presentation. Furthermore, Serve it with our festive fall cheese and meat platter for a simple fall spread.

How to Make Apple Harvest Punch

ingredients for whiskey punch


Apple Cider – The recipe’s base adds sweetness and a tart apple flavor.

Whiskey – Any bourbon whiskey will work for this recipe.

Lemon Juice – Fresh squeezed is always best.

Ginger Simple Syrup – Buy or make simple ginger syrup.

Club Soda – Dilutes the cocktails and gives them a nice balance.

whiskey punch filled with ice


  • Add ice, sliced lemons, and edible flowers to garnish the cocktail.
apple harvest whiskey ginger punch with apple cider and lemon juice

Ginger Simple Syrup

To make simple ginger syrup, you’ll need 1/2 cup ginger juice and 1/2 cup sugar. Add both of the ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer on low until the sugar melts.

Remove the ginger syrup and let it cool before adding it to the punch.

For ginger juice, we like using Ginger People. They also make syrup, but it can be hard to find if you’re in a pinch.

name card on a fall cocktail

Harvest Punch Garnishes

There are so many fun ways to garnish this punch recipe to make it festive. Here are some o four favorite ideas:

  • Lemon Slices
  • Candies Ginger
  • Dried Orange Slices

Another cute idea when serving the whiskey punch recipe at a fall gathering is to write guests’ names on name cards and use a small clothespin to attach it to the glass.

Harvest Punch None Alcoholic

If you want to make a harvest punch without alcohol, leave out the whiskey. The punch will taste refreshing with apple cider, ginger, and lemon juice. It’s perfect for harvest parties!

How to Store Harvest Punch

If you want to make this ahead of time, add all of the ingredients (except ice) into a pitcher and place it in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, add it into a large punch bowl filled with ice and garnishes.

harvest punch with apple cider, lemon, whiskey and edible flowers

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apple harvest whiskey punch recipe

Apple Cider Whiskey Punch

A refreshing apple cider punch recipe with whiskey and ginger. It's easy to make and perfect for fall.
4.91 from 11 votes
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Eden


  • 24 ounces apple cider
  • 8 ounces whiskey
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup ginger simple syrup
  • 10 ounces club soda


  • Add all of the ingredients into a punch bowl with ice.
  • Add lemon slices and flowers to garnish


Add more or less whiskey depending on how strong you want the cocktail to be. 
Add more ginger syrup for a sweeter punch. 
If you want to dilute the drink, add more club soda. 
Don’t add the ice until right before serving. 
If you make it ahead of time, store in the refrigerator in a pitcher, then pour into a punch bowl filled with ice before serving. 


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 thoughts on “The Best Apple Harvest Punch Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This was amazing, perfect for this time of year and so delicious. I garnished it with dried orange slices as you suggested and that was perfect!!

  2. 5 stars
    What a fun and delicious drink! And I LOVE how you’ve garnished and decorated yours! So pretty! So yummy. Love all the wonderful flavors of fall – especially in drinks like this!


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