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Apple Crush Punch

The pretty Christmas beverage dispenser below was given to me several years ago, as a gift, from Peggy. Everyone at the Christmas Craft Party loved it, as do I!

peggy pitcher

I had two cocktails available for guests at the party.

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A Pear-Thyme Mimosa (pear juice,  fresh thyme sprigs, and champagne) and an autumn apple punch.

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The punch was the most popular, by far!

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Apple Crush Punch

Apple Syrup
2 cups fresh apple juice
1/2 cup brown sugar

Chai Latte
1/3 cup Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Chai Tea Latte (or another sweetened Chai Latte Mix, of your choice)
2 cups boiling water

1  1/2 cups spiced rum
2 cups apple cider
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cinnamon sticks

Additional cinnamon sticks or apple slices, for garnish

fresh juice

Apple Syrup: Place the fresh apple juice and brown sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce by half to 1 cup, to make the apple syrup.

syrup

Cool to room temperature.

chai

Chai Latte: Stir together chai mix and boiling water; then cool to room temperature.

Combine the cooled apple syrup, cooled chai latte, rum, apple cider, maple syrup, and spices in a large pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, for at least 4 hours.

punch

Serves with cinnamon sticks and/or apple slices.

Makes about 6 1/2 cups


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2 comments

1 Marissa { 12.11.13 at 10:04 AM }

This looks delish!

2 Ronnie Jaap { 12.11.13 at 11:43 AM }

Sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try!

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