Ginger Apple Punch Recipe

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What’s a party without punch? Sure beers are nice and all, but if you really want to class it up, there’s nothing like a punch bowl to do the trick. The punchbowl is basically the watercooler of any party – the congregation place.

We love this ginger beer and apple cider punch recipe because it goes down smooth and is not too sweet. Best of all, there’s absolutely no measuring involved. When you’re busy getting a bunch of food together that is a godsend. You can even dispatch one of those well-meaning guests to pour everything together for you if they get underfoot.

Christened the “Silver Lining Punch” at our football party, this version of punch is rum based, but the flavor profile also works well with whiskey if that’s what you have on hand.

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Ginger Apple Punch
Makes about 20 servings

Ingredients:
750 ml rum (or whiskey)
64 oz apple cider
24 oz ginger beer
24 oz hard cider
1 orange, cut into round slices

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Directions

1. Combine all liquids in a punch bowl or large container.

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2. Stir to mix well.

3. Add orange slices for garnish. Add ice or apple cider ice cubes as needed and to keep the pounch cold through out the evening.

Boom. you’re done.

Tip: The day before the event, freeze some of the apple cider into ice cubes. Use these cubes to keep the punch cold without watering it down.

Readers – Do you love punch bowls and punches too? What’s your favorite punch recipe?

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Heather is a midwesterner living in Los Angeles and enjoys concocting weird flavor combinations and exploring delicious ethnic foods. She blogs at foodforfunandpleasure and knows her way around the spice cabinet like nobody’s business.

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    Stef Andrews

    This punch was absolutely delicious! Not too sweet, not too boozy, just right. And yes, a little like cream soda. I have a feeling this will be a go to for me.

    I make a white wine sangria that’s really good (with granny apples and pears), but I really don’t consider that punch. One of my Grandmother’s always used to make that Southern Comfort and Sherbert punch, which I loved when I was 12 and sneaking it, but now sounds really gross.
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