Autumn Glow Punch

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins

To save time when everyone arrives, make the punch up to 4 hours ahead and heat before serving.


1teaspoon whole allspice
1/2teaspoon whole cloves
2-- (3- to 4-inch) pieces cinnamon sticks, broken
2quarts apple juice or cider
1-- (32-ounce) bottle cranberry juice cocktail
2large seedless oranges, sliced into rounds
-- Dark rum, optional


  1. Tie allspice, cloves and cinnamon in a cheesecloth bag. Combine spice bag, apple juice, cranberry juice and oranges in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until simmering. Serve warm, alongside a bottle of dark rum for those who want to spike their drinks.

Recipe adapted with permission from Rick Rodgers’ Thanksgiving 101 (William Morrow, 2007).

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 100
  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 15mg
  • Potassium 35mg
  • Carbohydrate 25g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 45%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 0%