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Red Hots Valentine’s Day Punch Recipe

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Easy party punch recipes are always popular for any special occasion and the perfect drink for Heart’s Day is definitely this fabulous Red Hot Valentine’s Day punch recipe! Simple ingredients, an easy recipe to follow and such a sweet treat for celebrating the day of love. This refreshing drink is also perfect for the school Valentines party!

valentine's day punch recipe

Red Hots Valentine’s Day Punch Recipe

It’s that time of the year! Are you planning a Valentine’s Day party this year? Special Valentine’s Day dinner? School Valentine’s Day room parent? There’s no time to delay. Heart’s day is right around the corner and this delicious drink is sure to be the hit of the party. It’s so easy to make and the perfect punch recipe to serve at any Valentine’s celebration, even the school parties. It’s tasty and decorative in color to go right along with the pink and red holiday theme. Plus the festive drink is gluten free!

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This punch definitely packs a punch for kids with the popular Valentine candy, making it a fun option for the school holiday parties. It has the right amount of cinnamon that is slightly diluted by the sweetness of sugar and fruit flavors. The perfect party beverage. Definitely not too hot for the kids who aren’t fans of spicy things! This punch is also a good one for serving at your holiday dinner with the family. I for one like to make a special dinner for my family on Valentine’s Day and have been known to make heart shaped pizza. The Red Hots punch would pair quite nicely with that meal!

Sweetheart Punch

This love potion has just the right amount of spicy flavor. You’ll be adding this fun drink it to your list of favorite drinks!

The Valentine’s Day punch recipe will serve 18-20


1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups water

1/2 cup red hot candies

48 oz (6 cups) Apple Cranberry juice (Ocean Spray Cran-Apple is a good one)

6 oz frozen lemonade (thawed) or lemon juice

2 (6 oz) cans water

2 L ginger ale (or a bottle of Sprite soda, Sierra Mist or even club soda if you prefer)

*optional: Valentine sprinkles, liquid (water) or frosting for adhering sprinkles to top of glass.

valentine's day punch recipe


1.   In a large sauce pan, add the sugar, 2 cups water and red hot candies.
2.   Warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the candies are melted. Remove from heat and cool.
3.   In a large pitcher, mix together the apple cranberry juice, lemonade, water and ginger ale.
4.   Add the cooled red hot mixture and stir until well-blended.
5.   Chill or serve over ice in a large punch bowl.
6.   ENJOY!

Valentines Day punch made with Red Hots candy.

How cute would this punch be served in mason jars?

How to add festive sprinkles to the drinking glass:

  • Pour sprinkles onto the center of a plate or in a bowl.
  • Dip the rim of the glass in water and then immediately dip into the sprinkles. This will cause the sprinkles to stick to the top of the glass.
  • You can also smear a thin layer of frosting around the rim of the glass to then affix the sprinkles.

Then just pour Valentine punch into the glass!

A great mocktail drink! Add this special drink to the menu for your next party.

Other types of Valentine Punch

I’ve been wanting to try this recipe with some pineapple juice added into the mix. I think that would be a great flavor combination with the just the right amount of sweet with the spice flavor of the Red Hots candy.

Punch Bowl

Looking for a punch bowl for serving the Red Hots punch?  Here’s a classic look that works for any occasion:

Libbey Selene Punch Bowl Set with 8 Punch Glasses, Punch Bowl and Ladle

This glass punch bowl is available HERE.

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Delicious Red Hots Valentine's Day Punch recipe.

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*** updated in February 2023



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A mom blogger for over 15 years, Tara Smith lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her audiologist husband and four kids. Her blog has been featured on local media television shows like News 4 Great Day and Show Me St. Louis, as well as in the Farmhouse Style Magazine for Country Sampler. She loves to travel, explore the Midwest, make crafts and read.

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