Served warm or chilled, this non-alcoholic apple spice punch will have you dreaming of cozy Autumn evenings. Infused with cloves and cinnamon, this is the only apple punch recipe you’ll need!
How have I never tried making my own infused apple juice until now?!
It’s life changing friends!
Sweet, spicy and gorgeous served warm or cold, I’m going to be making this all Autumn long!
Maybe I should have called this “Pimp my apple juice”? 🙂
Side note: I finally got some Kilner jars with handles!! Thank the Lord for TK Maxx – they are normally so hard to find here!
The weather here recently has been pretty drab, as I sit and write this at 10am, I almost need the lights on again as it’s so grey and miserable outside! Believe me, I like it being cooler – it means I can actually work out without feeling as if I’m going to die of heat stroke, but does it have to be wet and miserable too?! 🙁
Autumn is by far my favourite season as the nights are crisp and dark and it’s just lovely to be able to snuggle up on the sofa with a hot drink, wrapped in blankets. I’m a person who definitely prefers being able to warm myself up to the right temperature, rather than be really hot and unable to cool down!
Whilst I was researching punch recipes, I found that so many had alcohol in. I really don’t like the fact that it’s assumed every adult drinks. I’ve been tee-total for 4 years and my boyfriend is allergic to alcohol, so sometimes we feel pretty limited when it comes to “fancy” drinks.
Quite often I’ll be flicking through a magazine and a drink will catch my eye – often it’s a flavour combination I haven’t thought of before, then I’ll read on and find that it’s alcoholic. 🙁
So, I decided to make my own that both me and my boyfriend can enjoy! 🙂
This is an incredibly easy recipe! All you do is place apple juice, some cinnamon sticks and cloves into a large saucepan, boil it for 15 minutes and then leave it to cool with the spices to infuse the apple juice even more.
Once it’s cool, discard the cinnamon sticks and cloves and there you have it! Easy peasy! 🙂
It will keep in the fridge for a week and is just great straight out of the fridge! However, you can also enjoy it warmed up with a sprinkling of cinnamon and a few apple crisps!
Just look at the colour! It’s so Autumnal!
I’m already planning about a million different spiced drinks I can make – Mum says she boils up grape juice with cinnamon and nutmeg, which sounds like a good one to try next!
So, if you no longer want boring apple juice, go and boil some of this beautiful, golden, drink up!
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- 1.5 litres apple juice (not from concentrate)
- 8 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks, snapped in half
- Pinch ground allspice
- Apple crisps for garnish, optional
- Place apple juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks and allspice into a large saucepan and place over a medium heat.
- Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- After 15 minutes, take off the heat and leave to cool completely with the cinnamon and cloves still in the pan.
- Once cool, discard cinnamon sticks and cloves and decant into a bottle/jug (with a lid).
- Apple spice punch will keep in the fridge for one week and can be served warm or chilled.