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This Mexican Christmas Punch makes the holiday season even more enchanting! It’s loaded with a combination of flavors that range from fruity to festive. Cloves, apples, oranges, cinnamon, guava nectar – and the secret ingredient? Lipton® Green Tea!

Lipton tea is easy to brew either hot or iced. Make it your own by adding a few slices of fruit or garnishing with your favorite herbs and spices.

This is a recipe from LograMasConTuCocina.com– a site loaded with all things tasty and celebratory for the season!

This holiday beverage is inspired by the traditional Mexican recipe for ponche navideño. Typically served hot, with or without alcohol, and during the holiday season, the punch’s cinnamon and fruit fusion create an aroma perfect for warming you up during the holidays.

Not only does it taste yummy, but it also looks beautiful as well! And it has only 40 calories per serving!

Ingredients for Mexican Christmas Punch

 

  • 20 whole cloves
  • 2 oranges, thickly sliced
  • 1 1/2 quarts water
  • 1 apple, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 pear, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 8 pitted prunes, halved
  • 8-10 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 6 Lipton® Green Tea Bags
  • 1 cup guava nectar

 

My twist is I doubled the cinnamon, you can adjust it to your liking as well!

Make the punch!

Stick cloves into the skin of orange slices. Put water, orange slices, apple, pear, prunes, and cinnamon sticks in 4 qt. pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes for the fruit to soften and for flavors to develop.

Stir in brown sugar. Remove from heat and add Lipton® Green Tea Bags; cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in nectar.

Lipton’s Black & Green tea bags range is sustainably sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified estates. The Rainforest Alliance is an independent organization that works with individuals, communities, and companies to reduce environmental impacts and ensure sustainable livelihoods.

Ladle punch and fruit into mugs.

This Mexican Christmas Punch includes Lipton unsweetened 100% Natural Green Tea, which contains about 150 mg flavonoids per serving.  A daily consumption of at least 400 mg flavonoids may help maintain a healthy heart as part of a diet consistent with dietary guidelines.

Fruit and 100% juices are an excellent way to add sweetness to beverages without the need for added sugars (i.e. granulated sugar). This recipe uses apples, pears, dried prunes, and guava nectar.

 

Love & light,