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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!

Fruity autumn harvest punch mocktail for Thanksgiving is delicious cold or warm in a slow cooker!

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!

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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!

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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.

closeup of autumn harvest punch drink

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 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.

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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

Yield: 1 gallon
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    1. In a tall pitcher mix the apple cider with the orange juice and lemonade. Set aside.
    2. Cut the apples and the oranges and add them to the pitcher.
    3. Mix in the maple syrup and add the rosemary sprigs.
    4. Cover and take to the refrigerator for 2 hours or until chilled.
    5. Add the sparkling water and mix.
    6. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

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.

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Danielle Shepherd

Sunday 24th of October 2021

Looking forward to making this! Also is there a particular sparkling water to use? At least flavor wise?

Vicki

Friday 29th of October 2021

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.

Jodi

Sunday 17th of November 2019

How do you recommend this be made in a slow cooker? I'd like to try it warm too, with the cinnamon added :)

Jen

Thursday 14th of November 2019

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!

Susannah

Friday 11th of October 2019

If I were to spike this punch, what do you think would go best in it?

Vicki

Friday 18th of October 2019

Hmmm...I'm not good with alcohol flavors but vodka seems to go with everything doesn't it?

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