The warm winter beverage – German Kinderpunsch

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During my college days at Fairleigh Dickinson University , I worked part time at Opera at Florham. My job involved besides the administrative work, helping them to organize Opera events. One particular grand opera was held during the winters, in the month of December, when the weather was extremely cold in the grand ballroom in the sprawling college campus. And this was the time I was introduced to ‘Apple punch’. A huge bowl was filled with this delightfully subtle flavored punch with pieces of apple and orange floating on it. With the help of a long stemmed ladle, the guests served themselves this wonderful warm drink in small glass bowls and carried it to their respective tables. I loved the subtle yet satiating flavor of this spiced, fruity concoction, which remained dormant, in my memory, all these years.

This month, the evenings are cool and I wanted to make something warm for me and my family. I was tired of having soup, and though of making something different. Suddenly I came across the recipe for ‘punch’ and decided to make it. I clicked the photos of this beverage in the evening thus you can see the darker hues of it.

What is German Kinderpunsch?

‘German Kinderpunsch’ referred as ‘punch’, is a delightfully warm drink,  savored on a chilly evening, which is served mainly in Germany during Christmas time. It is a wonderful concoction of water, sugar and apple juice, mildly spiced with cloves, cinnamon and with a citrus flavor. Nostalgic memories rush back of the days I spent in Ulm, Germany. I have visited this quaint town like, modern city, several times for business purpose and fell in love with it. Having braved the chills in this city (even in the month of April), I can very well understand the need for a nutritious and warm drink like Kinderpunsch in such cold countries!

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The warm winter beverage – German Kinderpunsch

Punch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During my college days at Fairleigh Dickinson University , in New Jersey,  I worked part time at Opera at Florham. My job involved besides the administrative work, helping them to organize Opera events. One particular grand opera was held during the winters, in the month of December, when the weather was extremely cold in the grand ballroom in the sprawling college campus. And this was the time I was introduced to ‘Apple punch’. A huge bowl was filled with this delightfully subtle flavored punch with pieces of apple and orange floating on it. With the help of a long-stemmed ladle, the guests served themselves this wonderful warm drink in small glass bowls and carried it to their respective tables. I loved the subtle yet satiating flavor of this spiced, fruity concoction, which remained dormant, in my memory, all these years.

This month, the evenings are cool and I wanted to make something warm for me and my family. I was tired of having soup, and though of making something different. Suddenly I came across the recipe for ‘punch’ and decided to make it. I clicked the photos of this beverage in the evening thus you can see the darker hues of it.

What is German Kinderpunsch?

‘German Kinderpunsch’ referred as ‘punch’, is a delightfully warm drink,  savored on a chilly evening, which is served mainly in Germany during Christmas time. It is a wonderful concoction of water, sugar and apple juice, mildly spiced with cloves, cinnamon and with a citrus flavor. Nostalgic memories rush back of the days I spent in Ulm, Germany. I have visited this quaint town like, modern city, several times for business purpose and fell in love with it. Having braved the chills in this city (even in the month of April), I can very well understand the need for a nutritious and warm drink like Kinderpunsch in such cold countries!

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The warm winter beverage - German Kinderpunsch
‘German Kinderpunsch’ referred as ‘punch’, is a delightfully warm drink,  savored on a chilly evening, which is served mainly in Germany during Christmas time. It is a wonderful concoction of water, sugar and apple juice, mildly spiced with cloves, cinnamon and with a citrus flavor.
Course beverages
Cuisine western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
persons
Course beverages
Cuisine western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
persons
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, add water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon. Let it boil.
  2. Add the apple juice to it and heat it for 2-3 minutes. Do not boil it.
  3. Remove the spices from it and pour this warm concoction over lemon slices in a serving glass tumbler or bowl.
  4. One can skip adding sugar, for a less sweet drink. Instead of apple juice, white grape juice can be replaced.
  5. Savor this warm drink and enjoy the winters!
Recipe Notes

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