Ponche (Mexican Holiday Punch)

10 minutes
to prep

10 minutes
to cook

24-8 ounce servings

About this Recipe

This fruit punch is loaded with tropical fruits and served warm. Ponche is popularly enjoyed in the winter, as its sweet cinnamony flavor makes this drink a cozy cold weather treat.

Recipe by: Pedro Hern√°ndez
Photos by: Alexa Janell Photography

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks whole sugar cane
  • 1 pound tejocote fruit (Mexican hawthorne)
  • 2 red apples
  • 2 pears
  • 4 medium guavas
  • 2 oranges
  • 3 ounces dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 (8 ounces ) piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar)
  • 1 cup sugar or to taste
  • 1.5 gallons water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
Lao-Style Pho

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Chop fruit into large chunks.

Step 2

Boil water with all other ingredients over medium heat until tender (approximately 10 minutes).

Step 3

Sweeten with additional sugar if desired.

Step 4

Serve warm.

Step 5

Optional: add tequila, to taste.

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