Autumn Harvest Punch Recipe
Looking for a festive fall recipe? Look no further than this delicious Autumn Harvest Punch made with lemonade, apple cider, orange juice, and sparkling water. Top it off with maple syrup, rosemary and some fruit. So whether you're throwing a party or just want to enjoy the flavors of autumn, this punch is sure to hit the spot.
As autumn approaches, it's the perfect time to cozy up with a warm drink. There are so many delicious recipes to choose from and what could be more perfect than sipping on a warm, comforting drink as the leaves start to fall? So if you're looking for a way to stay healthy this autumn, be sure to try some of these Healthy Drink Recipes. Your body will thank you!
This time of year I always want something warm, but not necessarily tea or coffee. This autumn harvest Thanksgiving punch uses lemonade and orange juice and REAL fruit! How about that. Infuse the flavors and juice from real fruit by simmering this punch all day in your slow cooker before serving.
Another reason I love this punch is it actually LOOKS like autumn, doesn't it? It has all the colors of my front yard right now. It just makes any holiday or special dinner or gathering so much more special. The kids love it and will get excited when they see it! They can even take part in making it!
Who Invented Mocktails?
Mocktails are non-alcoholic cocktails that have all the flavor and fun of their alcoholic counterparts without the booze. They gained popularity in the 1920s during Prohibition, when many Americans were looking for ways to enjoy the social aspects of drinking without breaking the law. Mocktails continued to be popular throughout the century as more people became interested in healthy living and moderating their alcohol intake.
Today, mocktails are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, with bars and restaurants offering creative recipes that are sure to please any palate. Whether you're looking for a refreshing summer drink or a festive holiday beverage, mocktails are a delicious and versatile option.
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Are Mocktails Healthy?
Mocktails are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Not only are they delicious, but they're also a healthy alternative to sugary alcoholic drinks. While most mocktail recipes call for fruit juice or soda, there are plenty of ways to make them even healthier. For example, you can use sparkling water or unsweetened almond milk as a base, and add in fresh fruits and herbs for flavor.
Or, you can ditch the processed mixers altogether and make your own simple syrup using healthy ingredients like honey or agave nectar. So next time you're looking for a healthy drink option, reach for a mocktail instead of a cocktail. Your body will thank you!
Why is Punch Served in a Bowl?
Most punch is a type of healthy drink that is served in a bowl. This punch recipe includes fruits and herbs and is a good way to get your daily vitamins and minerals. Punch is served in a bowl because it keeps the drink cold and refreshing and it looks pretty and makes the punch seem more inviting.
When you serve punch in a bowl, you are making a statement that you are offering something healthy and special.
Rosemary Health Benefits
You may think about skipping the rosemary, because it's just a pretty addition, right? But before you do, think about all the health benefits of rosemary and how much more FLAVOR it will add to this amazing autumn harvest punch recipe.
Rosemary is more than just a delicious herb to use in cooking. This fragrant plant also has a number of health benefits. Rosemary has been used for centuries as a natural treatment for headaches and migraines. The aromatic oils in rosemary can help to ease muscle pain and tension.
Rosemary is also a good source of antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage and slow the aging process. In addition, rosemary has been shown to improve cognitive function and memory. So, the next time you're looking for a herbal remedy, reach for rosemary.
Fun Fall Mocktails
Do you have those weekends where you are just hanging out with your family and it feels so much like fall and you just want something yummy but not really wanting to bake anything? This is such a fun, healthy treat to give your family! You can even make it on a Sunday and have it all week long!
You can easily make a single serving or a large serving for a crowd. If there are any leftovers you can use the punch to make popsicles! What a healthy treat that is for kids - I hate those sugary ice pops that come in those plastic tubes. But you probably won't have any leftovers...anyone who has a taste of this is going to want to finish it off.
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Autumn Harvest Punch
Whether you're looking for a festive drink to serve at your next party or just want to enjoy the flavors of autumn, this punch is sure to hit the spot.
- 3 Cups Lemonade
- 5 Cups Apple Cider
- 1 Cup Orange Juice
- 5 Cups Sparkling Water
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
- 3-4 Rosemary Sprigs
- 3 Apples
- 1 Orange
- In a tall pitcher mix the apple cider with the orange juice and lemonade. Set aside.
- Cut the apples and the oranges and add them to the pitcher.
- Mix in the maple syrup and add the rosemary sprigs.
- Cover and take to the refrigerator for 2 hours or until chilled.
- Add the sparkling water and mix.
- Serve and enjoy.
The longer you keep the punch in the fridge the bigger the punch of flavor. You can make it overnight to serve in the afternoon. You can also add 2 cinnamon sticks to make it spicier. Makes about (30) 4oz servings.
Hey thanks for sharing autumn harvest recipe..
What delicious fall flavors. This is delicious!
This was great we served it to the kids after our Bonfire Night party and they loved it. The designated drivers did as well.
What a beautiful front yard you have! And what a fabulous Autumn Harvest Punch. I was hosting a few friends here at the house, and your recipe received rave reviews. It was so delicious that I'm planning on making it again next week as one of our Thanksgiving beverages. I'm so lucky I found it in time for the holidays!
Oooh! This was such a great recipe! I loved it!
I love the flavors in this punch! It's perfect for Fall.
I LOVE Mocktails! Anytime of year, especially the during the holidays. Not for the kids, for me! Thank you for the new recipe.
A perfect Fall punch - I love the addition of maple syrup which is a favorite ingredient to bake/cook with but I'm not sure I ever put it in a beverage. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday...
Love these and want to try them all. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join again next week!
This sounds like a perfect fall treat. Lovely share! Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta FRiday!
Sounds delicious Vicki!!
Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning too.
This looks so refreshing! Thank you for sharing!
This looks so good! It is nice to have some cold drink options that taste like fall. Not everyone wants a warm beverage!
Exactly Suzanne! I was out for breakfast yesterday at this perfectly New England restaurant in the middle of the woods yet I wanted something refreshing.
Thanks for sharing! How far ahead of time can I make it?
Hi Vanessa! I wouldn't make it more than a day ahead (or maybe the night before?) as the fruit might start to turn. Or make it ahead of time and then add fruit closer to the time you are serving it.
How many will this serve?
Hi Joan! It makes about 30 4oz servings.
If I were to spike this punch, what do you think would go best in it?
Hmmm...I'm not good with alcohol flavors but vodka seems to go with everything doesn't it?
Hi - this looks so delicious. In reading the article it mentions a slow cooker and also chilling it. Can you expand on that a bit? Thanks!
How do you recommend this be made in a slow cooker? I'd like to try it warm too, with the cinnamon added 🙂
Looking forward to making this! Also is there a particular sparkling water to use? At least flavor wise?
Hi Danielle! Nope, I usually just use store brand plain water. I don't like artificial flavoring and it would probably take away from the other flavors anyway.