Retro Holiday Punch

Retro Holiday Punch at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
My friends Jennifer and Sandra are enjoying a cup of my Holiday Punch. I have been making my Holiday Punch for many years. I was a newly wed the first holiday season that I made the punch. We didn't have slow cooker's then so we just kept it warm in a stock pot on the stove, then we would pour it up into a pretty tea pot to serve. It is the kind of punch that I can keep some on hand when friends drop by to say hello over the holidays and it is great to serve for large or small gatherings.  I had a small informal gathering for our Study Group and they all wanted the recipe for the Holiday Punch, and I promised to share with them and what better way than to share with all of you!
This Is A Punch That Should Be Served Warm

Retro Holiday Punch at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Retro Holiday Punch
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 cups granulated sugar
4 cups water
10 whole cloves
1-1/2 ounce loose tea
2-3/4 quarts water
1-1/2 cups lemon juice
2 cups orange juice
1 (48 ounce) can pineapple juice or apple cider
Zest of 2 lemons
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon all-spice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Orange slices, thin
In a large stock pan, over medium heat, mix and dissolve the sugar and water.
In a seperate medium sauce pan, add 1 quart of water, whole cloves and the loose tea. Boil the mixture for 3 minutes. Place a lid on the sauce pan, remove from heat and let set for 5 minutes.
Strain the tea mixture into the water and sugar which is hot and dissolved.
Add 1-3/4 quarts of water and mix well.
Add the fresh lemon juice, 2 cups fresh orange juice and the pineapple juice or apple cider then mix well.
Add the cinnamon, all-spice, and nutmeg, then mix well.
Bring the mixture to a very high heat and when it is just about to boil, place a lid on the punch and reduce the heat to simmer.
If you are going to use a slow cooker for serving, transfer the punch at this point to a preheated slow cooker.
Garnish with orange slices and lemon zest.
Serve warm.
Recipe Tip:
The punch will stay on simmer for about 6 hours, without cooking to long.
The punch can stay in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.

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Retro Holiday Punch at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I Like To Serve The Punch With A Candy Cane or
A Cinnamon Stick

Retro Holiday Punch at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It would not seem like the holidays here at the cottage without our Retro Holiday Punch. I usually start serving the punch around Thanksgiving and serve it through the Christmas season all the way through New Years. Retro Holiday Punch is a tradition with us.
Retro Holiday Punch at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Thanks so much for stopping by to have a cup of punch with us today, we always enjoy your visits. Have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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  1. I don't think I have ever heard of a hot/warm punch. Sounds quite flavorful.

  2. I'd love a cup of your warm punch, Miz Helen! I first had a warm punch when I moved here and it was served from a percolator.

  3. My family loves the warmth of a good holiday drink.

  4. This sounds so good. I might give it a try for new year's eve! We're trying to cut out alcohol and this would be the perfect substitute treat! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope your holidays are wonderful!

  5. What a delicious holiday punch, Miz Helen! I love the balance of the tea with the fruit juice. This is perfect for entertaining - it's so nice to have a special warm drink that non-drinkers can enjoy as well. Pinning and sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community! Happy New Year!


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