Looking for the perfect Fall drink to sip on through the holiday gatherings? This Harvest Punch is calling your name! Perfectly sweet from the apple cider and pear juice and smooth and warm from the cinnamon sticks and maple syrup. Add in a bottle of Moscato wine for a little bit of a bubble effect and just the right balance of tartness to match the apple and pear juice. Garnish with fresh sliced apples and pomegranate seeds and get ready for all the festivities!
I love making a drink like this for gatherings with friends or family, because it can easily be customized per guest. They can drink it as-is, or add in another liquor of choice to bump it up even more. Brandy or caramel vodka would pair very nicely with this Harvest Punch! On the other hand, it can easily be made alcohol-free. Simply sub the Moscato for a lemon-lime soda or a sparkling white grape juice and you are good to go! You could have a kid-friendly pitcher and a grown-up pitcher of this Harvest Punch ready to go and all your problems in the world would be solved. Well, not quite, but it sure is tasty!
Another nice feature about this festive drink, is that it can be made in advance. The longer the flavors have to mull together, the better! That way, while you’re basting your turkey, you don’t have to worry about whipping up a cocktail for your guests when they arrive. They can serve themselves, customize their drink and be ready to enjoy the party!