Glühwein is the quintessential Christmas and winter beverage but not everyone can consume alcohol which is why this hot apple punch, which is also alcohol free, is such a great alternative. It is easy to make, makes your home smell amazing and is a crowd pleaser. Plus it warms you from the inside out. What more can you ask for?
Hot apple punch can be customised to your taste. With different spices and even citrus fruit to make your taste buds tingle.
Hot Apple Punch Recipe
1 litre apple juice
3 slices lemon, 0.5cm thick
3 slices organge, 0.5cm thick
2 cinnamon sticks
1 pinch cloves
1 tsp honey, can omit
Add all of the ingredients for the hot apple punch to a large pan and bring to a simmer. Stir often and let simmer for 45 minutes. Your home will begin to smell amazing so there is no need to cover the pan with a lid. Once the hot apple punch has simmer for a minimum of 45 minutes you can serve in mugs or cups with a cinnamon stick as garnish. Serves 4.
If company has not arrived yet then turn the heat to low and cover. This recipe is easy to multiply and make large batches of so it is perfect for serving at a holiday party. I made large batch of this for a holiday party at my home and it perfumed the air perfectly. Paired with some different home made Christmas cookies, especially Mailänderli, and good company you are set for a lovely time at home with family and friends. Isn’t that what Christmas is about?
I hope you will have a wonderful winter season and if you are celebrating Christmas a wonderful Christmas with those you love; near or far, I hope you will be able to connect with those you hold dear.