Source of the mug graphic: creaturecomforts
Hello, this is Stef from magnoliaelectric - I am 23 years old and from Austria, Europe - a student with a heart full of things I love (photography, books, DIY, travelling, cooking). I have the honour of writing a guest post for the blogging christmas party and have decided to share the recipe for the most delicious beverage in winter - besides hot chocolate and tea - with you - homemade (hot) punch.
1 cup of water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup fruit tea
7 whole cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks
2 cups fresh orangejuice
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
Now: Combine water, sugar, tea, rum, honey, cloves and the cinnamon sticks in a large pot. bring it to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Boil for 2 to 4 minutes. Remove whole spices, if desired. Stir in the orangejuice and the fresh lemon juice. Serve hot. (For about 8 to 10 servings)
To include diy as well, I thought of serving the hot punch in self-made bowls. You just need to hollow out an apple which can "stand" on its own. make sure you don't damage the paring. Put some lemonjuice on the seam so it doesn't turn brown so quickly. Then, pour in the hot punch and serve it - I used fairy lights, carnations, oranges and cinnamon sticks for decoration.
You should drink the punch rather quickly, because the apple will become leaky after some time.
I wish you an unforgettable christmas and happy cooking!
Lots of love, Stef.
Awwww, so delicous! :) Can't wait to try this!