Made with or without alcohol, your guests will love this Sparkling Apple Cider Punch- perfect for fall entertaining!
Last week my first child turned four 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.
- 1 gallon apple cider
- 1 bottle sparkling cider 25.4 ounces
- 2 twelve ounce - bottles ginger beer
- 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.
The longer the cinnamon stick and star anise pod sit in the liquid the more flavor they will provide.
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