Autumn Harvest Punch || Autumnal Equinox Dinner || Beverage

This was the main beverage for the A.E. Dinner. We started serving it during course #2. I LOVED this punch. It is so yummy.


3 cups apple cider (or apple juice) -I got to use my mothers homemade apple juice, which tastes just like really good cider
1 can frozen orange juice (6 oz.)
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups club soda
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (or 1 cinnamon stick broken into pieces)
1-2 tsp. whole cloves
Orange slices (for garnish)
Cranberries (for garnish) (these were nowhere to be found in our corner of SW NM and SE AZ)


In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except club soda, orange slices and cranberries. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and discard spices. Allow to cool. Pour into large punchbowl or pitcher. Add chilled club soda just before serving and stir. Garnish punch with orange slices and fresh cranberries (float them on top). Serve over crushed ice.


  1. It is absolutely fantastic, and it's easy to make. It is the perfect autumn/winter punch.