Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

Enjoy Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe for any holiday party or potluck, garnished with fruit, cinnamon sticks and pomegranate seeds!

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

Friends, do you struggle with perfectionism, especially during the holidays? Then this post is for you!

Every year, my family and I carve out some time to celebrate the holidays with different groups of friends. Last year we hosted several parties, one with these easy Cornish Game Hens.

This year we are making my Crusted Pepper Prime Rib for a more intimate dinner party.

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

This year, we’ll also be hosting an appetizer party with this Meat Cheese & Olive Charcuterie Board, but here are more ideas: Seafood Entertaining Charcuterie, RecipeGirl’s Seafood Party Ideas (look at the Tree idea for the kid table!), and this Smoked Salmon Appetizer Platter. Along with the delicious platters of goodness, we’ll be serving this Festive Apple Pineapple Holiday Punch.

Everyone brings their favorite “cheese board,” or charcuterie.

There’s plenty to go around.

We love to celebrate the season with new friends and old. It’s also great to establish new traditions and take turns hosting so the pressure isn’t always on one particular family.

The goal? Laid back and easy for everyone!

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

Finally, Paul and I found our perfect-to-us tree. What tree is perfect, by the way? I’ll be the first to say we have a Charlie Brown Christmas tree this year—nothing spectacular. I think during this season it’s easy to create an image where everything looks perfect. Which makes me think of this: When is good, good enough?

Striving to be your best is not the same as perfectionism.

“Perfectionism is not self-improvement. Perfectionism is, at its core, about trying to earn approval and acceptance.” – Brene Brown

So with an imperfect tree, and not feeling over-rushed this holiday season, my goal is to create a space of anticipation that invites others in.

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

This Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe is always a hit, especially for a potluck or appetizer party!

The garnishes of apples, cinnamon sticks, oranges and apples make the dishes not only flavorful, but so pretty.

Oh, and the extra pizzazz of pomegranate seeds!

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

You can make this recipe virgin, or you can add vodka or rum. It’s up to you!

The mix of juices is delicious.

You can use any citrus sparkling water!

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

So our tree … we brought it home and the family put up small white lights.

Hosting during the holidays is truly a highlight of my year.

We gather, we savor, and we remember.

And the time together is precious, as always.

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 c. apple juice
  • 2 c. pineapple juice
  • 4 c. orange juice or orange mango
  • 1 liter sparkling grapefruit water (or any citrus sparkling water)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • Garnishes:
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced
  • Pomegranate seeds

Directions:

  • In large saucepan, combine all ingredients, except for the sparkling water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, allowing punch to simmer for 15 minutes. Strain and discard cloves and cardamom.
  • Allow to chill for several hours or overnight.
  • Pour into punch bowl, add in sparkling water for carbonation, and garnish with desired toppings (orange, apple, pomegranate seeds).
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More punch recipes: Christmas Punch [Well Plated], Bubbly Champagne Punch [FoodieCrush], and Spiced Cider Punch [Taste and Tell].

Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe

One comment on “Apple Pineapple Orange Sparkling Punch Recipe”

  1. thank you for this recipe and the related ones, why didn’t I think of a punch before I saw this? Great serving idea for holiday get togethers and hadn’t had a full on “punch” out of the large bowl in years!

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