Spicy Apple Harvest Punch
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 6 servings
 
Fragrant herbs and spices with bite are added to this apple punch to balance the sweet, crisp taste. It’s the perfect fall drink to enjoy cold or hot.
Ingredients
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, halved
  • 1 pink lady apple, halved
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. mixed whole peppercorns
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, halved lengthwise
  • 2 large sprigs fresh sage
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 (13.8 fl. Oz.) bottle lemon ginger herbal tea
  • 5 cups water, separated
  • ½ tsp. organic vanilla extract
  • Garnishes: sliced apples, fresh rosemary and fresh sage
Instructions
  1. In a medium pot, add the apple halves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns, ginger, sage, rosemary, tea and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil on high heat.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to steep at room temperature until completely cooled.
  3. Discard the apple halves and fresh herbs and transfer to a pitcher. Add the remaining water and vanilla extract. Stir. Refrigerate.
  4. Add sliced apples and fresh rosemary and sage before serving. Optional: Reheat on the stove to serve hot.
Recipe by Baked by Joanna at http://www.bakedbyjoanna.com/2019/10/spicy-apple-harvest-punch.html