Holiday Punch Recipes.
The first punch is an old fashioned, refreshing Slush Punch
Recipe, great for Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas, or weddings.
It came from a caterer who used it exclusively in her
business and especially for wedding receptions.
The second of the Holiday Punch Recipes, Fruit Juice Punch is a healthy Fruit Punch
made with natural fruit juices and without sugar added.
Make it quick and
easy for parties.
Or serve anytime to adults and children.
The last and third of the Holiday Punch Recipes, Spicy Apple Cider Punch is an amazing, delicious party punch for a crowd.
Stir water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved.
juice from oranges and lemons and add to water.
Thoroughly mash bananas
and stir into mixture.
Stir in food coloring, starting with a few drops at a time to get the desired color.
Freeze mixture until ready to use.
To serve, put frozen mixture in a punch bowl.
Crack into a few pieces.
Add ginger ale and stir until it is a slushy consistency.
Mix together and refrigerate until cold.
Serve on cracked ice.
Add together apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice, lemon juice, sugar, broken cinnamon pieces, whole and allspice in a large pot.
Stir together on high heat to blend.
Bring punch to a simmer and reduce heat to medium.
Simmer 10 minutes.
Turn heat off and let punch cool enough to handle.
Strain to remove any spice pieces.
Return strained punch to pot.
Even though it means one more pot to clean and a few more minutes to reach the hot enough point, I like to pour the punch into a crock pot at this time.
This method will fill your kitchen with an inviting aroma.
Heat on low heat to piping hot serving point.
When hot enough, ladle into mugs, garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slices, if desired.
Punch, according to historians, was invented in the 1600s.
The beverage was named Punch, because the meaning of that word was the number five, in the country of it's origin.
The original Punch Recipe contained: sweet spirits (alcohol), sugar, lime juice or lemon juice, spices and water.
The most favorite liquor to add at that time was Rum and the most favorite juice to add was lime.
Punch came across the ocean to the Americas in the 17th century, during Colonial times.