Gin-Cider Punch

Apple cider, gin, and elderflower liqueur make a refreshing drink for the holiday season.

gin cider punch

Christopher Testani

This super crisp and refreshing punch deserves a spot on your Thanksgiving table. It balances the richness of the day’s dishes and leans into the flavors of fall. Apple cider, gin, and the floral notes of elderflower make a deliciously sippable drink. Opt for the freshest apple cider you can find. For a non-alcoholic option, simply up the tonic water and skip the gin and liqueur. Add thinly sliced lemon rounds to the pretty apple garnish for even more glam. 


  • 6 cups cold apple cider

  • 3 cups gin

  • 1 1/2 cups tonic water or elderflower tonic water

  • 3/4 cup elderflower liqueur (such as St-Germain)

  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 Honeycrisp apple


  1. Combine apple cider, gin, tonic water or elderflower tonic water, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice in a large pitcher or punch bowl.

  2. Thinly slice the apple and add to pitcher or bowl. Pour over ice to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

2852 Calories
3g Fat
336g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 2852
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 336g 122%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 279g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 652mg 3,260%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 1959mg 42%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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