This Harvest Apple Punch recipe by Tea Forte provides a fun and flavorful way to enhance any Thanksgiving gathering. It blends the Autumnal flavors of Tea Forte Harvest Apple Spice tea and apple cider with the bold flavor of aged rum and the eclectic mixture of Angostura bitters. This punch will create a Thanksgiving to remember.
Recipe and photos courtesy of Tea Forte.
Meant for entertaining, this crowd-pleasing rum punch celebrates the autumn season.
YIELD: Serves 12-20
• 1 Tea Forté Harvest Apple Spice pyramid infuser or 2 tbsp loose tea
• 2 cups sugar
• 4 cups apple cider
• 750 ml aged rum
• 2 cups fresh lemon juice
• 1 cup Angostura bitters
• 375 ml club soda
• 12-24 cinnamon sticks (one or two to garnish each serving)
• 2 whole apples thinly sliced
For Harvest Apple Spice Syrup: Steep pyramid infuser or loose tea in 6oz. of near boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Discard infuser or loose tea and set tea liquid aside. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add 6 teaspoons of tea liquid and remove from heat. Add sugar and stir well to dilute. Cover, let stand for 10 minutes, then strain into a separate container.
For the cocktail: Pour 2 cups of the Harvest Apple Spice syrup, apple cider, rum, lemon juice, and bitters into a punch bowl and mix well. Chill with a large ice block or 5 cups of ice and top with club soda. Garnish punch bowl with sliced apples. Garnish each cup with cinnamon stick(s).
This recipe was made with HARVEST APPLE SPICE
Available in: Pyramid Infuser, Single Steeps, Loose Tea Canisters