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How to Make Christmas Punch

Impress your friends by making this spicy and sweet Christmas punch at your next holiday gathering.


  • Step 1: Combine ingredients Combine the juices, red-hots, and one cinnamon stick in a large pot.
  • Step 2: Cook Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for another 10 minutes before serving.
  • TIP: You can also cook the ingredients in a 3-quart slow cooker for 2 hours.
  • Step 3: Pour into mugs Distribute the punch evenly into mugs, discarding the cinnamon stick.
  • TIP: Make sure you leave enough room in the mugs for a shot of rum.
  • Step 4: Add stirrers and rum Pour 1 1/2 ounces of rum into each mug, add a cinnamon stick as a stirrer, and enjoy your holiday cheer.
  • FACT: Saint Nicholas was born in the third century, in a Roman province that is now part of Turkey.

You Will Need

  • 32 oz. cranberry juice
  • 32 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/3 c. red-hot candies
  • 9 cinnamon sticks
  • White rum
  • 3-qt. slow cooker (optional)

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