Hot Apple Spice Punch

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 glasses

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      15 min

Appears in

Madhouse Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for the Busy Family Kitchen

Madhouse Cookbook

By Jo Pratt

Published 2013

  • About

A perfect drink to serve when it’s chilly, you can even make this child or driver friendly by leaving out the calvados. Another option is to make it with plain brandy, and vanilla-flavored vodka is also nice.


  • cups apple juice
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons calvados (applejack)
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
  • ¼ cup demerara sugar
  • peeled strips of zest from 2 oranges


  1. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Making sure it doesn’t boil, stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Continue simmering about 10 minutes to let the flavors infuse. Serve hot in heatproof glasses or cups.