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Sparkling Apple Cider Punch {Family Friendly}

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This Apple cider punch recipe is the perfect recipe for your fall and holiday festivities! Make a batch of this chilled punch for a beverage everyone will enjoy!

Growing up, autumn was always my favorite time of year.

The crisp breeze, the warm sunshine and of course, the gorgeous rainbow of colors the trees turn this time of year.

Then, I married a farmer.

And fall began to not be my favorite season.

Here in Illinois, fall is our harvest season, so this means long hours and a lot of time running kids around on my own.

At the same time, it’s also the season when my favorite festivities and parades happen around here.

Heck, some kids even get out of school for Pumpkin Fest.

But finally, I’ve finally made peace with fall on the farm. It has grown back into my favorite season for all different reasons.

The rustle of leaves as the trees sway in the wind.

A quiet moment, waiting for the school bus while rocking on our front porch.

The hum of tractors and equipment driving past the house.

Friendly waves from our neighboring farmers passing by.

This is also the season when I have the opportunity to put my meal making skills to the test. I load the meals (and sometimes the kids) into the Suburban and take my food creations into the field to feed my farmers.

So now, I’ve found my own ways to celebrate, even if we can’t join every gathering and party.

I guess you could say we have our own gatherings. They’re just in a corn or a soybean field. Totally normal, right?

A trip to the apple orchard

One of the other ways I’ve found to savor fall is by making a quick trip to the nearby apple orchard. Their fresh pressed apple cider is mouthwatering.

Crisp and sweet, and so delicious!

fall apples

You just can’t find a taste like that in the grocery store.

While I’m there, I always pick up a gallon of apple cider. And maybe, some apple cider donuts.

You know, for the rest of the family.

And while I love to use apple cider to make a good apple cider mimosa, I also love a fall punch recipes. So I created this cold apple cider drink the whole family can enjoy!

Is this punch recipe non-alcoholic

Yes, this apple cider punch non-alcoholic! This is a family friendly recipe.

Adults can, of course do a little doctoring to their recipe to make it just how they like it.

I like that this easy punch recipe is a smaller batch too. Of course, you can double it, triple it or make it for the entire neighborhood.

But it’s easy enough to make a batch for just a few drinks OR make a few batches back to back.

apple cider punch

How to Make Apple Cider Punch

This apple drink is easy to make. Here are the ingredients you’ll use.

How to Make It:

  • apple cider
  • sparkling water
  • ground ginger
  • small orange
  • 1 small apple
  • Ice to serve
  • cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  • Add the apple cider, sparkling water, ground ginger, orange slices, and apple slices to a large pitcher or punch bowl and stir to combine.
  • To serve, fill tall glasses with ice and add a cinnamon stick, and fill with the sparkling apple ginger punch. Enjoy!

Tip: to avoid apple slices from turning brown, squeeze a little lemon juice over them. It’ll keep them fresh for your drinks!

You can even assemble the punch base and add the sparkling water just before serving so it keeps its carbonation.

This fall inspired drink recipe is an easy, tasty recipe without being fussy. There are cinnamon sticks for garnish and flavor, spiced ginger, oranges and apples.

What to Serve with Chilled Apple Cider Punch

If you’re serving this at home or with a group of friends, here are some other fall inspired things to nibble on…

Made with love,
Deanne

P.S. Be sure to check out my Make Ahead Thanksgiving Desserts!

Note: I may use referral or affiliate links for the products I love.

Chilled Apple Cider Punch

Apple cider punch is the perfect recipe for your fall and holiday festivities! Make a batch of this chilled punch for a beverage everyone will enjoy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider punch
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Deanne Frieders, This Farm Girl Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1.5 cups sparkling water
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 small orange thinly sliced
  • 1 small apple thinly sliced
  • Ice to serve
  • 4 large cinnamon sticks for garnish

Instructions

  • Add the apple cider, sparkling water, ground ginger, orange slices, and apple slices to a large pitcher or punch bowl and stir to combine.
  • To serve, fill tall glasses with ice and add a cinnamon stick, and fill with the sparkling apple ginger punch. Enjoy!
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