Best punch bowls for cocktails 2023

Punch bowls are a large basins that are usually filled with a fruity drink and paired with a ladle for serving them up. For big celebrations like summer street parties, Halloween or New Year’s Eve parties, adding your drink to a punch bowl makes everything easier. Simply mix your ingredients in the bowl and give it a stir. Check out our best punch bowls below, including sleek glass options and hammered stainless steel buckets.

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Best punch bowls at a glance

  • Best luxury punch bowl set: LSA International rum punch bowl & 6 balloon glass tumblers gift set, £225
  • Best extra-large punch bowl: Zodiac stainless steel punch bowl, £33.80
  • Best colourful punch bowl: John Lewis footed glass serving bowl, £20
  • Best stylish punch bowl: BarCraft footed metal punch bowl, £41.50
  • Best punch dispenser: Kilner clip top drinks dispenser, £19.78
  • Best affordable punch bowl: Glasshop large glass punch bowl, £13.95
  • Best plain punch bowl: ARTLAND Simplicity bowl, £42.50
  • Best for a big party: Olympia polished stainless steel bowl, £50.38
  • Best for cold drinks: English Heritage large copper bowl, £50

Best punch bowls to buy in 2023

LSA International rum punch bowl & 6 balloon glass tumblers gift set

punch bowl with orange juice and six rounded tumblers

Best luxury punch bowl set

A one-stop purchase with everything you need for serving up punch in style. Complete with a glass ladle and six tumblers that mirror the design of the large bowl, they are all made from mouth-blown glass creating a delicate and sophisticated finish.

Available from:
John Lewis (£225)

Zodiac stainless steel punch bowl

silver punch bowl

Best extra-large punch bowl

This stainless steel punch bowl makes a stunning and impactful centrepiece – with an incredibly generous 13.5l capacity, you can fill this up once to last the whole night. This silver bowl also has two handles which is handy for moving it from kitchen counter to the dining table.

Available from:
Amazon (£33.80)

Best colourful punch bowl

If you’ve made a plain, clear cocktail, add a splash of colour by serving it in this light green footed glass serving bowl. It has a medium 3.4l capacity and is great value for money as a special purchase for a party.

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Available from:
John Lewis (£20)

hammered silver punch bowl with two handles

Best stylish punch bowl

Decorated with a hammered effect on the metal that allows the light in the room to bounce off it, this punch bowl has a 1.3l capacity with a wide-footed base for stability.

Available from:
Amazon (£41.50)

Kilner clip top drinks dispenser


Best punch dispenser

As an alternative to a punch bowl, try a fun punch dispenser instead. This is perfect for summer if you want to serve cocktails with ease al fresco and not worry about anything falling in the bowl. It has a 5l capacity and secure Kilner clip top fastening with a tap at the base – fill with summery cocktails for street parties.

Available from:
Nisbets (£19.78)

Glasshop large glass punch bowl

bowl with glass and diamond bits

Best affordable punch bowl

This punch bowl fits a small gathering and is a great value purchase for parties. It is solid and sturdy without being overly chunky and heavy as some glass bowls tend to be, plus the diamond ridges create a wonderful dramatic shadow. When not in party mode, this would double up as a pretty fruit bowl.

ARTLAND Simplicity bowl

glass cylinder bowl

Best plain punch bowl

In a simple cylinder design, this punch bowl is low enough to scoop drinks with your cups but large enough to feel like a centrepiece on the table. It’s versatile too, making a chic salad serving bowl or fruit bowl when not in use for drinks. At just under 5 litres, this is good for a small party.

Olympia polished stainless steel bowl

silver punch bowl

Best for a big party

With a capacity of 12l, this large punch bowl is ideal for a big party. It’s quick and easy to clean so you’ll be able to use it again and again at gatherings, parties and events.

Available from:
Nisbets (£50.38)

English Heritage large copper bowl

copper bowl

Best for cold drinks

In a beautiful rose gold hue and copper material, this is designed as a mixing bowl, but we think makes a great sized punch bowl for smaller groups. It has a bright, shiny finish and with a 24cm diameter, it can fit a lot of cocktail mix. Copper can also keep your drinks cooler for longer, especially compared to a plastic bowl.

Available from:
English Heritage Shop (£50)

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