Kinderpunsch (German Non-Alcoholic Christmas Punch)
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Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • ½ cup cherry juice (can substitute more orange or apple juice)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 5 bags hibiscus tea (or buy in bulk and use 5 teaspoons loose dried hibiscus petals)
  • Honey to taste
  1. To make the Kinderpunsch, simply place all the ingredients except for the honey and tea in a stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the tea bags and let them steep, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add honey to taste. Reheat the punch until hot.
  2. Serve hot. Optional garnishes to place in each mug include orange slices, cloves, a star anise or cinnamon stick.
There are many variations of Kinderpunsch - use the fruit juices and ratios you prefer.
Recipe by The Daring Gourmet at