Made with or without alcohol, your guests will love this Sparkling Apple Cider Punch- perfect for fall entertaining!
Last week my first child had a birthday and we celebrated with our annual turkey chili party with all the toppings! This kid is such a crack-up.
He wanted to make silly faces with Mama before his friends arrived. Who was I to say no?
Since we don’t keep soda or juice around on a regular basis, I always like to have a fun drink available for the kids and anyone else who isn’t in the mood for a pumpkin beer. This year I hit a home run with a quick and easy sparkling apple cider punch.
Made with sparkling cider, ginger beer and a splash of lemon juice, the entire punch is scented with star anise and cinnamon sticks.
We kept it non-alcoholic for all of the kids but you could easily turn it into a cocktail by adding bourbon or vodka. One thing is for sure: the party was a huge success and just like that, our little man is another year older.
Your straw is waiting.
Sparkling Apple Cider Punch
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 bottle sparkling cider 25.4 ounces
- 2 ginger beers twelve-ounce bottles
- 1 juice of lime
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 whole star anise pod
- bourbon optional
- apple and orange slices optional garnish
- Place all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well.
- Serve over ice cubes and garnish with apple and orange slices.
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