As time goes by and especially during the holidays, I like to have a small glass of wine or champagne, but I have to say that a small cocktail as an aperitif is always appreciated, especially when it is based on a good rum like in this Christmas punch recipe.
The cranberry juice is light in flavor and tart, so you can enjoy this Christmas cocktail with all sorts of holiday-worthy mignardises, like salmon rillettes, for example.
For the rum, you can use a white rum or an amber rum, but I’m partial to the latter. By the way, what is your favorite rum? I’m always looking for good ideas!
I shared this Punch recipe several years ago and as I’ve refined my recipe, I took the opportunity to take a few more photos to share this new version with you.
Personally, I like sour drinks, so I recommend you try it, especially for the sugar…
For decoration, you can add citrus slices, cranberries or clementine wedges. This time, I added a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange dried in the oven and lightly lit with a flashlight, which brings a little smoky taste. You can also add a sprig of rosemary for extra freshness.
Christmas Punch Recipe
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS CHRISTMAS PUNCH RECIPE?
- clementine juice
- sweetened cranberry juice
- sparkling water
And if you want, you can also make this recipe without alcohol. I have another version of a virgin cocktail that I shared on the blog a long time ago that I really like: Cranberry Lime Detox Cocktail.
I’m sure you’ll also like a new cocktail I created that I love, a Christmas Spritz or a warm, eggnog!
Christmas Punch Recipe
- 25 cl clementine juice
- 1 liter sweetened cranberry juice
- 25 cl sparkling water
- 20 cl rum
- organic or untreated lime zest + a few drops (optional)
- Maple syrup or liquid cane sugar (optional and to be adjusted according to your taste)
- clementine quarters
- sprig of rosemary
- oven dried orange slices
- cinnamon stick
- Pour all ingredients into a bowl, mix and serve each glass.
- You can also add a few ice cubes to serve.
Be careful, alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health!
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