Holiday Punch
10 Min

Holiday Punch

Punch is a Sanskrit word meaning ”five”, for five ingredients. Originally a punch consisted of alcohol, sugar, lemon, water, tea or spices. The drink made its way to England from India by employees of the British East India Company at the beginning of the 17th century. Bring punch, along with this fun piece of trivia, to your next holiday party.
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Cook Time

10 Minutes



Step 1
Add the honey, hot water, and star anise to a bowl and stir until honey dissolves.
Step 2
Mix in the orange juice, lemon juice, beet juice, salt, mint, orange slices, and pomegranate seeds. Let the mixtures sit for 3 hours to overnight.
Step 3
Pour in a punch bowl with liquor amount of choice.
1/2 cup honey
1 cup nearly boiling water
5 whole star anise
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons beet juice
Pinch of sea salt
10 to 15 mint sprigs
1 orange, sliced
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
Liquor of choice

Notes & Variations

  • Use vodka, bourbon, or whiskey to spike.
  • For a delicious mocktail, add sparkling water.
10 Min

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