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Christmas apple punch

It warms on cold winter days and provides valuable vitamins. A few ingredients are all you need to prepare a delicious apple punch: with or without alcohol and with your favourite Christmas spices. Only the naturally cloudy juice from (South Tyrolean) apples is a must.

The recipe:

Mulled wine, apple punch & Co.
Mulled wine, apple punch & Co.

Whether at the Christmas market or at home in the warm living room: Hot drinks such as mulled wine and fruity punch are a must during Advent in South Tyrol.

© IDM Südtirol-Alto Adige/Alex Filz

Ingredients for approx. 4 cups

  • 1 l organic apple juice, naturally cloudy
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 organic orange
  • 2-3 slices of ginger, peeled (just as you like)
  • 1 apple
  • Rum or amaretto (just as you like)

 

Preparation:

Pour the apple juice into a pot. Squeeze the orange and add the juice, the spices and – if desired – the ginger. For more orange flavour, you can also add some orange zest.

Bring the mixture slowly to the boil, then leave to infuse on the switched-off hotplate for 5 to 10 minutes, according to taste. Then remove or strain the spices and pour the hot apple juice into cups.

Cut the apple (with skin, without core) into thin slices and add 1 to 2 slices to each cup. Add a dash of rum or amaretto if desired and enjoy warm.

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