Ponche de Vino Tinto (Mulled Wine Ponche)

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Spread the holiday cheer at your table by serving up a delicious mug of this vibrant red wine ponche!

Tis the season to be jolly! And what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a warm, comforting mug of mulled wine ponche. Ponche is a traditional warm cider-like punch that is especially popular during the holidays. Spiked with a delicious combination of red wine, brandy, and orange liqueur, this ponche de vino tinto is a delicious twist on the classic fruit-filled ponche served during las posadas. Slices of tart Granny Smith apples, sweet oranges, and the intoxicating aroma of fresh guavas add flavor and depth to this beverage.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups apple juice
  • 4 cups red wine
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • ½ cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 2 granny smith apples cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges cut in eighths
  • 8 guavas cut in quarters
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish

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Directions

  1. Combine apple juice, red wine, orange juice, water, whiskey, orange liqueur, and granulated sugar in a 6-quart stock pot. Stir gently until sugar has dissolved completely.
  2. Add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, apples, oranges, and guavas. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Ladle into mugs and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Chef Notes

Combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker. Simmer on low heat for at least 4 hours before serving.

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