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Spiced Ambrosia Punch

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours

Makes

10 servings (about 2 qt.)

I love this chai-inspired twist on basic spiced cider punch. It’s so easy to make, and everyone seems pleasantly surprised by the apricot and peach nectars..—Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
Spiced Ambrosia Punch Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 3 cups apricot nectar
  • 1 cup peach nectar or additional apricot nectar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 8 whole cloves
  • Optional: Orange slices and lemon zest strips

Directions

  1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine first seven ingredients. Place cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange zest and cloves on a double thickness of cheesecloth. Gather corners of cloth to enclose seasonings; tie securely with string. Add to slow cooker.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until flavors are blended, 3-4 hours. Discard spice bag. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with orange slices and lemon zest strips.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 115 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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