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Spiced Rum Winter Punch

Hello, lovelies! How were your holidays?!

A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipeMine were awesome! I went to not one but TWO ugly sweater parties, and brought this punch to both (more on that in a sec)! I went home to Florida for Christmas, and got to spend time with my family. I went to my Mom’s annual cookie exchange—awesome as always! And we picked strawberries and tomatoes, again, this year, and made more preserves and salsa!

I came back for Mikey’s birthday, and we got to spend New Year’s with our friends 🙂

A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipe A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipe A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipeSo let’s talk about this delicious winter cocktail that was so good I had to bring to two parties. First of all, this is not an overly sweet drink. It has natural sweetness from the apple juice/cider and hard pear cider, but no added sugar. For me, it’s plenty sweet, but I don’t like super sweet alcoholic drinks.

It also has a nice spice to it, thanks to the cinnamon and, most of all, the Chinese 5-spice. It’s a very interesting, warming flavor, and is just so excellent when paired with spiced rum, not to mention the bit of zip from the hard pear cider.

I based this off a recipe I found on this beautiful blog, but I transformed it from a single serve cocktail, to a party punch that will serve like 20+.

A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipe A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipe A deliciously warming chilled cocktail that is perfect for all your winter gatherings! | spachethespatula.com #recipe

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Spiced Rum Winter Punch

Yield: 20+ servings

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 cups spiced rum
  • 3 (22 oz.) bottles hard pear cider
  • about 10 cups unfiltered apple juice/apple cider
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp Chinese 5-spice
  • zest of one large lemon, peeled into threads
  • cinnamon sticks

Directions:

  1. Mix everything together in a large bowl or container, with plenty of ice.
  2. Optionally: Serve each cocktail with a cinnamon stick, or simply throw a few cinnamon sticks into the punch bowl.

recipe adapted from here

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4 Responses to “Spiced Rum Winter Punch”

  1. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven — January 8, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Gah how AWESOME does this punch look?? So perfect for the weekend coming up—I want to grab one of those cute little glasses right out of my screen!

    • Rachael replied: — January 8th, 2016 @ 2:14 pm

      Aw thank you, Sarah!!

  2. Kim — January 8, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Where do I find pear cider for this yummy looking beverage?

    • Rachael replied: — January 8th, 2016 @ 2:13 pm

      The refrigerated section where the cold beer and wines are is where I found it.

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