Break Out Your Punch Bowl, It’s Time to Party!

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As soon as there’s a nip in the air, I start to beg my co-worker and friend Joyce to bring in her cranberry punch to work. It’s warm, soothing, cinnamon-y, and works wonders for a scratchy throat. I’ve been having fantasies of hosting a New Year’s Brunch despite the fact we’re probably moving out the week after New Year’s–but if I did, I would totally serve this hot (non-alcoholic) beverage along with coffee.

(I didn’t ask Joyce for her recipe, but I found this one online and I think it’s at least very similar.)

Hot Cranberry Punch

Yield: 12 servings


  • 4 tsp. whole allspice berries
  • 2/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 tsp. whole cloves
  • 4 c. cranberry juice
  • 5 c. pineapple juice
  • 1 c. water


Place first four ingredients in cheesecloth and tie closed. Put in a large pot and pour liquids over the top. Bring to a boil; lower heat to medium and simmer 15 minutes. Remove your spice pouch and serve hot.

See more holiday beverages at Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles, and see the whole progressive dinner schedule at Amy’s Finer Things.

6 thoughts on “Break Out Your Punch Bowl, It’s Time to Party!

  1. That punch sounds delicious!!! If someone at my office made that, I'd beg for it at the first sign of winter, too! 🙂

  2. We don't do enough with our punch bowls. It's a festive, special way to serve drinks for many occasions. Your post reminded me that I have a beautiful antique punch bowl I should pull out for bloody Marys (and you know where I got that idea).

  3. I can almost smell it from here! Sounds like a wonderful winter warm-up. Thanks so much for linking up to the Bloggy Progressive Dinner.

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