Autumn Harvest Punch Recipe

I don’t know what it is about this time of year but I love harvest smells and tastes. This Autumn Harvest Thanksgiving Punch would be so yummy either cold or warm! I love festive healthy drinks to enjoy with family and friends.

Autumn Harvest Punch Recipe


This time of year I always want something warm, but not necessarily tea or coffee. This autumn harvest Thanksgiving punch uses lemonade and orange juice and REAL fruit! How about that. Infuse the flavors and juice from real fruit by simmering this punch all day in your slow cooker before serving.

Here’s my favorite slow cooker because you can leave your food or beverages cooking all day on low or high. It’s no frills but it’s also less than $30 right now on Amazon!

Rosemary Health Benefits

You may think about skipping the rosemary, because it’s just a pretty addition, right? But before you do, think about all the health benefits of rosemary and how much more FLAVOR it will add to this amazing autumn punch recipe.

Rosemary has a range of health benefits, including:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Improved digestion
  • Enhanced memory and concentration
  • It’s good for your brain function
  • Helps prevent brain aging
  • Slows and reduces cancer cell formation
  • Protects against macular degeneration

Do you have those weekends where you are just hanging out with your family and it feels so much like fall and you just want something yummy but not really wanting to bake anything? This is such a fun, healthy treat to give your family! You can even make it on a Sunday and have it all week long!

You can easily make a single serving or a large serving for a crowd. If there are any leftovers you can use the punch to make popsicles! What a healthy treat that is for kids – I hate those sugary ice pops that come in those plastic tubes. But you probably won’t have any leftovers…anyone who has a taste of this is going to want to finish it off.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups lemonade
  • 5 Cups apple cider
  • 1 Cup orange juice
  • 5 Cups sparkling water
  • ¼ Cup maple syrup
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • 3 Apples
  • 1 Orange

Instructions

  • In a tall pitcher mix the apple cider with the orange juice and lemonade. Set aside.
  • Cut the apples and the oranges and add them to the pitcher.
  • Mix in the maple syrup and add the rosemary sprigs.
  • Cover and take to the refrigerator for 2 hours or until chilled.
  • Add the sparkling water and mix.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  1. The longer you keep the punch in the fridge the bigger the punch of flavor. You can make it overnight to serve in the afternoon. You can also add 2 cinnamon sticks to make it spicier.

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