Summer has knocked on our door and we couldn’t sit in the backyards of our houses all alone now. A sweet and chilled refreshment drink is a must to beat the heat of summer. Today, we bring you autumn harvest punch as a new experiment for this summer.
It is the best mocktail to serve at festivals and enjoy with family while giggling. The essence of real fruits makes it better than regular tea or coffee evenings. This punch has the infused flavor of oranges, apple, lemonade, and apple cider vinegar. The combination of citrus and sweet flavors is so appealing and satisfying that your heart will crave it more after each sip.
Also, this is the easiest mocktail to be made at home with the minimum time and effort. Just like its name autumn harvest punch, it has alluring colors of autumn which are just a treat to the eyes. To make it more sweet and tempting, maple syrup is added to this. Maple syrup balances the sourness of lemonade and orange and makes the mocktail worth it. So, there you go. Another use of maple syrup besides drizzling it over your pancakes.
Autumn Harvest Punch
- 1 cups lemonade
- 2 cups apple cider
- 1 orange
- 2 apples
- 1 Tbps maple syrup
- Rosemary springs (optional)
- ¾ Cup orange juice
- 2 cups sparkling water
- Place the orange juice, lemonade, maple syrup, sparking wáter, and apple cider in a pitcher. Mix all ingredients.
- Cut the apples and the oranges and add them to the pitcher.
- Take to the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, and serve.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Stir the juices
Stir all the juices in a large bowl or pitcher.
You may also substitute sparkling water with club soda. Add chilled club soda at the time of serve and stir.
Cranberries and Strawberries
Garnish your mocktail with your favorite fresh cranberries or strawberries.
Prefer using fresh fruits instead of frozen ones.
A teaspoon of honey can also be added to give sweetness to your mocktail.
Refrigerate it longer for extra punch in your autumn harvest punch
The more time you keep the mocktail in the refrigerator, the more flavor you will get.
Add two sticks of cinnamon to add a little spicy flavor to it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it important to add Rosemary to the autumn harvest punch?
No, it’s not important. You may skip it but you will miss the vibrant flavor of it. It adds an amazing autumn twist to this recipe.
Additionally, it is having so many health benefits-
– Rich in antioxidants.
– Increases concentration and enhances memory.
– Improves brain function.
– Improves Digestion.
– Prevents cancer cell formation.
– Prevents macular degeneration.
What to do if I don’t have time to refrigerate it?
Grind the ice and crush it. Add crushed ice to the mocktail before adding club soda or sprinkling water. Stir crushed ice well and then add soda to it. Your chilled mocktail is ready to serve.
Why are these kinds of drinks known as Mocktails?
People get bored of normal soft drinks and demand aesthetic and more appealing drinks but without alcohol. So, for non-alcoholic people mock cocktails were invented, so that they can also enjoy the punch of different flavored drinks at the party.