Traditional Christmas Punch

December 10, 2023

Traditional Christmas Punch

Weihnachtspunsch- Traditional German Christmas Punch- recipe by BecR2400@

Serves 12-14

- 4 cups strongly brewed black tea

- 1 1/4 cups sugar (to taste)

- 4 lemons( juice of)

- 3 oranges (juice of)

- 8 cloves

- 1 cinnamon stick

- 2 (750 ml) bottles red wine- full bodied variety like Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir or Merlot

- 1 cup golden rum

- Lemon and orange slices to garnish

In a large pot, combine sugar and hot brewed tea. Add lemon juice, orange juice, cloves, cinnamon stick and stir until sugar dissolves.

Add red wine. Heat and stir over medium heat( just below boiling)

In small pot, gentle heat rum( do not boil). Once hot add to the larger pot and mix together. Remove cloves and cinnamon stick

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