Turn on the old-world charm of the holidays with this updated Apple Cider Punch recipe that is sure to be a hit!
Your punch table can be a place to gather and reconnect with loved ones while enjoying this trendy holiday beverage.
Create an Unforgettable Holiday Cocktail Party
If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and bring your get-together to the next level.
Punch reached the height of its popularity during the Victorian Age. Now, as new generations are reinvigorating old favorites and enjoying the art of mixology, beverages like this apple cider punch is trending again.
To really make a wow statement, start by making punch a visual centerpiece at your holiday party. Consider a charming drink dispenser, an unusual punch bowl or an elegant glass pitcher.
My grandmother left me her silver punch bowl, complete with 24 silver cups! You never know what you might find in the family dining room sideboard or at your local thrift shop.
Let your personal and unique style shine through with your choice of glassware and table decorations and offer a variety of garnish selections for your guests to further personalize their glasses. It’ll be a memorable night!
Holiday Apple Cider Punch Recipe
Typically, punches start with a blend of sweet and tangy, and you can get that “swangy” taste with an option like Tree Top’s 100% Pure Pressed Sweet & Tart Apple Cider as a base.
For inspiration, take a mixologist’s approach to creating a memorable punch. Lemon, cinnamon and cloves not only spice up the flavor but can also double as decorations. Try ginger beer for a nice fizzle, and for an adult-only punch, consider adding vodka or rum.
Find more recipes perfect for entertaining at treetop.com.
Apple Cider Punch Ingredients
- 1 bottle (64 ounces) Tree Top 100% Pure Pressed Sweet & Tart Apple Cider
- 16 ounces ginger beer
- 2 oranges, juice only
- 1 lime, juice only
- 1 lemon, juice only
- 1 cup vodka or light rum (optional)
- 1 sliced Granny Smith apple
- 6 star anise pieces, plus additional for garnish (optional)
- 6 whole cloves
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- frozen cranberries, for garnish (optional)
- colored sugars or ginger crystals, for garnish (optional)
In punch container, combine apple cider, ginger beer, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice and vodka or rum, if desired, for an alcoholic version.
Decorate container with apple slices, star anise pieces, cloves and cinnamon sticks.
Personalize each serving with additional star anise pieces, frozen cranberries and sugars or ginger crystals, as desired. Serve cold.
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