Orange punch – Fruity and warming cocktail
Hot drinks are always welcome in the cold season. This is also true for the orange punch. You can often find this alcoholic beverage at festivities or markets. But many believe that the homemade versions taste better.
It doesn’t even need much to mix the cocktail at home. The secret ingredient of the drink is of course the freshly squeezed orange juice. A good shot of rum and wine also shouldn’t be missing to make the punch perfect.
How does the orange punch taste?
Well, the cocktail is, as the name suggests, very fruity. It has less sugar and more vitamins than traditional cocktails, due to the fresh oranges in the drink.
When buying citrus fruits like oranges, be sure to look for ones that are organically grown. Pesticides are typically used to protect “regular” fruits from pests.
The oranges add a nice flavor in combination with a variety of rums and liqueurs. You can enjoy the punch in winter as well as in summer.
- 2 oranges
- 1 half lemon
- 10 cl white wine
- 2 cl rum
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 clove
- 5 cl water
- 20 g sugar
- First, squeeze the oranges and lemons.
- Place the water and white wine in a saucepan with the orange and lemon juice. Then heat the pot.
- After 5 minutes, add cloves, sugar, cinnamon stick and rum.
- Leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Using a strainer, pour the blended mixture into another saucepan and heat briefly.
- The cocktail can now be poured into glasses and decorated.
Tips for the perfect orange punch
When preparing the punch, be careful not to boil it. It should only be heated. Boiling it will destroy a lot of the flavors, which will affect the taste.
Simply add a little grated organic fruit, like orange or lemon, to the punch to give it some spice.
Adding black or fruit tea to the freshly squeezed orange juice also tastes good. But the heat of the tea lowers the alcohol content of the orange punch.
Orange punch with Aperol
As an alternative to the orange punch with rum, like in our recipe, you can also prepare the punch with Aperol. Which, of course, gives it an entirely different flavor. Simply use Aperol instead of rum, and add a little more if you like.
Frequently asked questions about orange punch
What food goes well with punch?
Sweet food goes well with the punch. Chocolate, cookies, or gingerbread, for example, are perfect to go with an orange punch during the Christmas season.
Can you make the orange punch the day before?
Yes, you can. But before serving, you should briefly heat it up again.
What is the shelf life of the punch?
The homemade punch can be stored in your fridge for about 2-3 days. It is best enjoyed fresh, which is why it is better to drink the punch immediately.