Holiday Apple Punch Recipe, Apfelweinbowle

Holiday Apple Punch Recipe, Apfelweinbowle

by Yvonne Christ

Wow your holiday guests with this delicious punch recipe for Apple Punch! Yvonne Christ of shows you how.

Apple Punch Recipe

This Apple Punch recipe is easy to make following these step by step instructions. Apple Punch is called Apfelweinbowle in Germany. This punch is a favorite party drink because it doesn't have too much alcohol.

Ingredients for Apple Punch recipe:
3 bottles (ea 355 ml – 12 oz) of Woodchuck Hard Cider Granny Smith
3 bottles (ea 355 ml – 12 oz) of Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider
3 bottles (ea 296 ml – 10 oz) of soda water
½ cup  of Calvados or any other Apple Brandy (optional)
⅛ l (½ cup) of fresh pressed lemon juice
¼ l (1 cup) of fresh-pressed orange juice
1 tablespoon of honey
grated peels of 2 oranges
2 sticks of cinnamon
8 cloves
½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
½ bottle of champagne (optional)
1-2 apples for decoration
1-2 oranges for decoration

Preparation of Apple Punch:

Mix orange juice and lemon juice in a saucepan. Add orange peel, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and honey. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Pour the apple cider in a glass punch bowl. Filter the cooked juice through a cheesecloth and add it to the apple cider. Add the Calvados (Apple Brandy) and the soda water.

Wash the apples and oranges. Core the apples and cut thin slices. Cut the oranges into thin slices. Add the sliced fruit to the Apple Punch. (I choose not to peel the fruit because I like the color).

Chill the Apple Punch and always serve cold. Consider placing the punch bowl on ice or surrounding it with ice cubes.

If you wish, before serving, you could add ½ bottle of champagne to suit your taste.

About the author:

Yvonne Christ was born in Wiesbaden as a fifth child and spent her early childhood there in a rural suburb with her five brothers and one sister; these years formed and defined her. She experienced her teenage and young adult years in Frankfurt am Main, where she later also got married and gave birth to her first two children. After spending one and a half years in Bonn and after having had a third child, she accompanied her husband and immigrated with him to the United States in 1989 who was sent there for professional reasons. Today, she lives close to Washington, DC.

She has four children and by now also four grandchildren. After her children had left the nest, she established the blog A new purpose in life and at the same time a challenge. A teacher herself, she not only would like to impart and share her experiences as a homemaker, mother, and grandmother but also give an insight into German customs, traditions and the way of life.

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