Easy and delicious Apple Cider Punch is perfect for Autumn gatherings. With ingredients such as apple cider, cinnamon and allspice, it's Fall in a cup!



Fall officially starts on the 22nd, but we have already been getting some beautiful Fall like weather the past two weeks, here in southern Indiana. I have been daydreaming about and PINing Autumn time recipes that include Apples and Pumpkin, and preparing more comfort foods. Hello Crockpot!

I love apple cider and can't wait for it to start showing up on shelves, at my local apple orchard market. I usually drink it as is, but if you're going to have a get together, I highly recommend this punch. It's the perfect drink for early fall, when it’s still a bit too early in the season for warm drinks. It’s easy and economical to serve when hosting a large group of friends or family, and will put everyone in a festive Fall mood.




IS THIS PUNCH NON-ALCOHOLIC?

Yes it is, but the adults can still spike their personal glasses of punch if they would like. Bourbon, rum, or vodka are good choices.

CAN I MAKE THE PUNCH IN ADVANCE?

All of the ingredients can be mixed together in advance, except the ginger ale. You want to add the ginger ale just before serving, so it doesn’t lose its carbonation and taste flat. 




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Printable recipe

Apple Cider Punch

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 - 64 ounce bottle (8 cups) apple cider, divided
1 - 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 liter bottle (about 33 1/2 ounces) ginger ale, chilled
Orange and apple slices, optional

Directions

Place sugar, spices and 2 cups of the cider in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in orange juice concentrate until melted.
Transfer to a large pitcher and stir in remaining cider. Cover and refrigerate until cold.
To serve, pour cider mixture into a punch bowl, and stir in ginger ale. Garnish with orange and apple slices if desired.


NOTES:

  • Recipe source - Taste of Home
  • If using apples and you want to slice them ahead of time, make sure to drizzle them with a little lemon juice so they don’t brown. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate until the punch is ready to serve.
  • If preparing the punch in advance, add the ginger ale right before serving.
  • Try switching out the orange juice for pomegranate or cranberry juice, for a delicious flavor twist. 


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2 Comments

  1. Yum! I love the spices in here, including the ginger from the ginger ale. Perfect for Fall.

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  2. I can't get enough apple cider in the fall! This apple cider punch sounds perfect.

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