Hot Spicy Punch

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    2 gallons

Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Refreshing for winter parties


  • ½ c. tea leaves
  • 4 sticks cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 qts. boiling water
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 1 c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 qt. pineapple juice
  • 2 c. cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 qts. apple cider (full-flavored, sweet cider)
  • 2 qts. ginger ale


  • Tie together in cheesecloth tea leaves, cinnamon and cloves. Submerge in boiling water; then remove from heat and steep 10 minutes. Remove bag.
  • Add sugar, fruit juices and cider. Heat just to boiling, stirring.
  • Pour ginger ale into 2-gal. punch bowl; then pour in hot punch. (A metal spoon in punch bowl will keep hot liquid from breaking it.)