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Tasty Punch Recipes to Enjoy in Autumn

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As autumn unfolds, bringing along its proverbial brown leaves and icy winds, people start feeling the bites of the cold and need something to warm up their spirit and their body. If you like both hot drinks and alcoholic beverages, you will surely love a flavourful punch. Here are some ideas to properly enjoy chilly days:

Warm and Spicy Autumn Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice 
  • 2 1/4 cups pineapple juice

Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stud the whole oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, put the apple juice with the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
  3. Serve hot in a punch bowl with the 2 clove-studded baked oranges floating on top.

Sparkling Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 lemons
  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 (6 ounces) can frozen lemonade concentrate 
  • 1 litre of club soda
  • 2 (750 millilitres) bottles sparkling apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 trays of ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Thinly slice the lemons and oranges and place them in a large punch bowl.
  2. Pour in the thawed lemonade.
  3. Gently stir in the club soda and the sparkling apple cider.
  4. Add sugar to taste.
  5. Add ice cubes.

Wassail Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts apple cider
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 pinch ground ginger

Preparation:

  1. In a slow-cooker or a large pot over low heat, combine apple cider, orange juice and lemon juice.
  2. Season with cloves, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Bring to a simmer. If using a slow cooker, allow it to simmer all day.
  4. Serve hot.

Luscious Slush Punch

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 (3 ounces) packages strawberry flavoured
  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1-quart orange juice
  • 2 (2 litres) bottles lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage

Preparation:

  1. Bring the sugar, water, and strawberry flavoured gelatin to a boil in a large saucepan; boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the pineapple juice, lemon juice, and orange juice. Divide mixture into 2 separate containers and freeze.
  3. Combine the contents of 1 container with 1 bottle of the lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage in a punch bowl; stir until slushy.
  4. Repeat with remaining portions as needed.

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Christmas Punch

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The origin of Christmas punch goes back to ancient Persian villagers who consumed a very similar beverage to the “Panch” consisting of rum, water, sugar and herbs, then this custom passed to Europe where the drinks name was changed to “Punch”.

Christmas punch may vary based where in the world it is prepared: for example, Mexican Christmas punch is a drink made on the basis of tecojotes, apples, guava, raisins, cinnamon, water and tamarind.

Its preparation is simple and involves placing all ingredients in a pot and let boil, then simmer a few minutes and stop to let it rest.

In these pre-Christmas days, while you wait for your Christmas Gifts, we show how to make different types of traditional Christmas Punch:

The traditional Christmas milk punch is a drink that is served hot and is a delight at meetings and parties:

Christmas Milk Punch

Ingredients:

Elaboration:

Whisk in a bowl the hot milk, egg yolks and honey, sprinkle the edges of the glasses with grenadine and sugar and serve. Decorate with mint leaves and sprinkle a little cinnamon to taste.

Another kind of Christmas punch that has earned a place among the habits in December and which it’s served cold, is the rum and cacao Punch.

Rum and cocoa punch

Ingredients

  • 10 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons of cocoa butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup rum
  • 3 cups of powdered milk
  • Cinnamon powder

Elaboration:

For the preparation of cocoa and rum punch, place all ingredients except cinnamon in a blender and mix, then save the glass in the refrigerator and serve the drink in a glass sprinkled with a little cinnamon to taste.

Finally, there is a typical Venezuelan cream punch very suitable for these dates, based upon condensed milk which in some regions is served cold in this season, as its name says it is very creamy:

Venezuelan cream Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Elaboration

It consists of blending egg yolks for 5 minutes, then add the condensed milk, rum and vanilla and blend for another 5 minutes. For storage place it in glass bottles and saved in the refrigerator. You could drink it already, but it is better cold and if you keep it refrigerated and macerate for 3 days.

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