My childhood memories of Christmas are full of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. This festive hot punch is one of those tastes.
I remember the old green 30-cup percolator on the counter, filled with this wonderfully delicious punch. I remember filling my cup again and again over the course of our Christmas Eve celebrations. It was Christmas in a cup!
Tomorrow I will be making this punch for the homeschool mom’s group that meets in my home once a month. (I don’t have a 30-cup percolator (someday, I hope), so I make it in a large pot by simply putting my spices in a reusable tea bag or cheesecloth.)
UPDATE: My sweet mama bought me that 30 cup percolator for Christmas! Thanks mom!
Tomorrow night we will sit and chat and drink in the season – literally. I am so looking forward to it!
Won’t you enjoy a cup with us?
Festive Hot Punch
46 oz. pineapple juice
64 oz. cranberry juice
3 c. water
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
4 cinnamon sticks, broken
4 1/2 tsp. whole cloves
Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice, water, brown sugar and salt in a 30 cup percolator (like this one) or in a large pot over medium-low heat. Place cinnamon sticks and cloves in the filter and perk. If making on the stovetop, place spices in a reusable tea bag and drop in the pot and warm.