Friday, October 12, 2012


Here is a punch that is most commonly on the scene around Christmas, and it's name means "to toast", and in my book that could be any day and any occasion. The ingredients are fitting for when the air becomes crisp. 
3 qts apple cider
2 sticks cinnamon, 3" long
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup lemon
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp lemon rind
2 number 2 cans of pineapple juice (5 cups)
3 oranges, whole cloves
Heat cider and cinnamon sticks in large saucepan. Bring to boil, simmer covered 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered 5 minutes longer. Pour into punch bowl and float spiced oranges* on top. Serve in mugs use cinnamon sticks as stir sticks.

stud 3 oranges with whole cloves (1/2 inch apart); place in baking pan with a little water, bake in slow moderate oven (325 degree) for 30 minutes.


Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Hi Sis, This sounds like a great punch to serve on Christmas Eve! My punch recipe, also from Dad's recipe collection is very similar, except it doesn't have the lemons, pineapple, or honey.I'll give this one a try.


cookingvarieties said...

hi Jan, another bookmark for me with thanks to you.. i simply love the apple cider touch, cant wait to try it's taste. outstanding recipe.
that irish curse has some humour in it too. ha ha . have a nice day

Swathi Iyer said...


gareth batty said...


One Word - "Mouth Watering Blog" You made my mind think again.One thing to tell you that i am very foody person.Would love too see few of more irish recipes from your side.

thanks a lot for sharing
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