Mexican Ponche is a warm and comforting fruit punch made with apples, pears, oranges, and guavas and spiced with cinnamon, cloves, tamarind and hibiscus typically served at Christmas time.
Traditional Mexican Fruit Punch – Ponche Navideño, is a traditional hot drink during the Christmas Holidays, it is made using water, fresh and dried fruits like tamarind, prunes, hibiscus, sugar cane, cinnamon, and sweetened with Piloncillo. You can serve it with or without alcohol.
Christmas time in Mexico is a time to prepare the traditional Ponche Navideño/Christmas Punch. At family gatherings, some families will have a large pot simmering on top of the stove with that sweet liquid full of fruits, while the aromas of cinnamon and citrus fruits float in the air. The Christmas Punch is an essential part of Christmas in Mexico!
This recipe calls for some traditional ingredients, like cinnamon, tejocotes (a small yellow fruit that resembles crabapples), piloncillo (raw sugar cane), sugar cane sticks, and seasonal fruits. The seasonal fruits can include guavas, apples, pears, oranges, and dried fruits.
Filled with delicious and unique ingredients, this recipe is sure to transport you somewhere a little warmer during the holiday season.
Warm and tart, filled with sugar and spice and everything nice, this Ponche Navideño is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Add a nip of brandy or tequila to make this a very merry way to celebrate this Christmas.
This recipe is published in Latin Twist, and it is delicious!
San Miguel Times