Here’s an easy large batch punch recipe that’s sure to be a hit at your next get together. A favorite from Asheville mixologist Joe Nicol. 


  • 12½ ounces Cultivated Cocktails Vodka (Asheville, NC) 
  • 12½ ounces Oak City Amaretto (Raleigh, NC)
  • 8½ ounces Cheerwine Syrup
  • 8½ ounces lemon juice 
  • 8 ounces orange juice
  • 20 ounces sparkling apple cider
  • ½ ounce Angostura bitters
  • 8 ounces water (for dilution) 
  • Ice


Combine all ingredients over ice in a standard punch bowl. Decorate punch bowl as you wish for the season with lemon wheels, cranberries, cinnamon sticks, sprigs of rosemary, etc. 

Serving Suggestions: Serve into rocks glasses over prepared Cheerwine ice cubes. Top glass off with Cheerwine for desired sweetness.

Overall Rating:


  1. A crowd pleaser and delicious!

  2. Uhhhmazing!! This is a great recipe and I love how good it tastes as a mocktail too!

    Highly recommend.

  3. Wow this was amazing and full of flavor!! Going to be a staple at my house!!

  4. An amazing recipe!

  5. Perfect for the holidays! Love that this has craft spirits and Cheerwine! Seriously a NC cocktail.

  6. This sounds so yummy!

  7. Very creative and perfect for this time of season!

  8. This recipe is amazing! Very creative!

  9. Wow this is an amazing concoction and the flavor is bomb!!! Going to be a staple in my house for years!!

  10. I can’t wait to try this! I’ve been looking for a recipe for larger group dinner and this sounds perfect!

  11. Love it! Perfect seasonal treat.

  12. Anything that Joe makes you know is going to be delicious. Will be making this ASAP!

  13. Perfect punch recipe for the holidays. Love it!

  14. Another delicious hit from Joe Nicol! Love it!

  15. All of my favorite things in one punch bowl. So good!

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