Holiday Drink: Spiced Cranberry Apple Punch

Easy to make and healthier than the usual sugary Holiday Party punch. Low GI with a dose of immunity-boosting ginger.

Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 30 mins, Total Time: 40 mins

Makes: 6 to 8 servings



  1. Wash the cranberries and remove any that are soft.
  2. Put the cranberries in a medium saucepan. Add the water, apples, ginger slices, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Cover and heat on low-medium heat for about 30 minutes. Don’t boil the mixture but make sure it’s hot enough for cranberries to start popping. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add the honey. Mix well and let the mixture stand on the hot stove for about 15 more minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  4. You can strain the mixture to remove the cranberries, spices and apple pieces. I prefer to leave everything in the punch.
  5. Keep the punch in the fridge in glass jars for up to 5 to 7 days. Serve hot or cold.

*Make it “adult” for a lower sugar cocktail.

*Recipe and image supplied by Maria Ushakova via mariaushakova.com.