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
- 9 cups pineapple juice
- 9 cups cranberry juice
- 4½ cups water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4½ tsp whole cloves
- 4 sticks cinnamon, broken
- ¼ tsp salt
- Add all ingredients except spices to a 30 cup percolator. Place spices in the basket, and perk until done.You can also place the spices in cheesecloth and make this in a stock pot on the stovetop.