Ponche caliente, a warm, spiked holiday punch ready in no time for your next posada or holiday gathering with friends.
I could not have a holiday gathering, especially not the posada, without some ponche caliente (warm holiday punch). It's warm and sweet, with a hint of tartness from the fruit, a wonderful beverage to enjoy on a chilly night. Fresh oranges, green apple and cranberries combined with red wine and dark rum. If you have the time, I would really suggest preparing this ponche caliente a few days ahead. When you are ready, just pour into your slow cooker and heat to warm. Easy, minimal-fuss recipes are the best during the holidays.
6 cups water
4 tea bags black cherry, mixed berry or raspberry flavored
2 oranges sliced with rind on into thin wedges
1 large green apple sliced into thin wedges
2/3cup fresh cranberries
1cup dried cranberries
1teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla bean, split open