Sparkling Vanilla Ginger Apple Cider Holiday Punch

Christmas is a week and a half away and we’re busy creating our holiday menus! We’re excited to be hosting our family this year in our new home and since both Barbie and I are pregnant we came up with a festive holiday punch that can be made as a cocktail or mocktail… bourbon optional!

The star ingredient in this holiday mocktail recipe is, our favorite, ginger beer! We recently discovered  Powell & Mahoney award winning cocktail mixers and they’re now our go to as they’re made with natural ingredients, are gluten-free and batched in small kettles. Quality ingredients make all the difference!

Plus when hosting guests it always a good idea to invite them into your kitchen and have them watch or craft a cocktail or mocktail with you! Who doesn’t love an exciting interactive experience? Plus, Powell & Mahoney products are easy to find as they’re available at your local Whole Foods or Target!

Festive Holiday Mocktail Recipe

Sparkling Vanilla Ginger Apple Cider Holiday Punch

Ingredients

  • 4 cups organic spiced apple cider
  • 1 bottle sparkling apple - cranberry juice
  • 1 can Powell & Mahoney ginger beer
  • 1 Vanilla bean
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • Apple slices, cinnamon sticks, star anise, fresh or frozen cranberries and large ice cubes for garnish
  • *Optional:
  • 1 cup bourbon if you want to make it a cocktail instead of mocktail

Instructions

  1. Make the vanilla simple syrup by combining water, sugar and vanilla bean in a small pot. Bring to boil and stir until all ingredients are combined and dissolved. Pour into container and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside and let cool completely.
  2. Pour all ingredients into a pitcher including vanilla syrup and stir well to combine.
  3. Add in cranberries, apple slices and cinnamon sticks for a fancy touch!
  4. In your cocktail glass add a large ice cube and pour the holiday punch over it. Then add in your garnishes to really up the wow factor!
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For more holiday inspiration check out our other blog posts: Easy Christmas Dessert | Fudge Mint Cookie Parfaits, Our Favorite Baked Brie Holiday Appetizer, Holidays In The Texas Hill Country

Happy Holidays!

Emily & Barbie

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2 Comments

  1. 1.9.18
    Abbey said:

    This looks so pretty and delish!

    • 1.10.18
      Emily Stafford said:

      Thank you Abbey! We love how festive and refreshing it is. Yum! Thanks for reading!