Ponche Navideño

Hot Christmas Punch

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Appears in
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

By Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Published 2019

  • About

This hot fruit punch, traditionally enjoyed over the holiday season throughout Mexico, is a testament to the power of food and memory. Every time I smell or sip ponche, I can’t help but think of the time my cousin lit up a loud firecracker inside our tiny old house in Oaxaca! That Christmas was one of the last times we had a genuine Christmas in Oaxaca with the entire family. When we got to the United States, our holidays went by really quickly because everyone was always working at