With the holidays just around the corner, there is a good chance you might be entertaining lots of friends and family. Punch has always been popular at events and has recently become a big trend with the emergence of punches using new and innovative flavor combinations and ingredients.

The best thing about punch is that it can be made in a large batch prior to the arrival of your party guests, and left out so that guests can refill their glasses themselves. This frees up the party host/hostess's time, and is perfect for keeping guests out of the kitchen.

To welcome guests in my home this season, I decided to make a fun, fruity, and festive cranberry punch made with Coca-Cola Life.

The inspiration for my punch is Coca-Cola Life, a reduced-calorie cola made with a blend of cane sugar and stevia, and featuring Simply Cranberry Cocktail, sherbet and mixed berries. Since this is a carbonated punch with sherbet, guests will experience a refreshing blend of berries and cola. The slight bitterness of the cranberry juice balances out the sweetness of Coca-Cola Life and the sherbet. The sherbet melts slowly and, along with the frozen berries, keeps the punch chilled.

About the Author

Kit Graham spends her time cooking up new creations in her kitchen and exploring Chicago’s ever-evolving culinary scene. She began blogging in 2011 when her friends gifted her a blog as a way to get her to share her recipes. In 2013, Kit wrote her first cookbook, The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Cookbook, which is an ode to her favorite meal from childhood. Kit was raised in Kennebunk, Maine, went to college in Massachusetts, and lived in New York City before settling in the Windy City. For more, head over to thekittchen.com where Kit shares original and practical recipes and Chicago restaurant reviews.

Kit is part of The Opener, an exclusive, invite-only contributor network that will bring the best food, culture, and innovation writing to the pages of Coca-Cola Journey.



  • 2 parts Coca-Cola Life
  • 1 part Simply Cranberry
  • 1 part berry sherbet
  • 8 Ounce frozen mixed berries


  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: N/A
  1. Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl, stir, and serve.