Apple Cider Punch (Super Easy Fall Punch Recipe)

This straightforward Apple Cider Punch, made with basic ingredients like apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice, is best enjoyed in the fall. Your entire home will smell like a visit to an apple orchard thanks to Yankee Candle’s Apple Picking, my new favorite fall scent!

This year, I’ve developed a new favorite scent: Yankee Candle’s Apple Picking, which smells like apples with a hint of cinnamon and takes me back to apple picking and drinking apple cider.

Additionally, the candle has a lovely decorative label that is perfect for gift-giving. It served as the ideal inspiration for making this Apple Cider Punch, which could be given as a gift along with freshly baked fall treats or wrapped with apples and cinnamon sticks.

Here’s an old photo of one of my favorite fall activities—apple picking—with Blakely when she was younger. I love the fresh apple cider, apple cider donuts, and all the apple picking fun.

This was taken when my brother and his family and I went apple picking in upstate New York. The whole farm smelled like apples, it was incredible.

While I can’t just teleport over and start picking apples whenever I want, enjoying my Apple Picking candle and drinking this delectable Apple Cider Punch is just as ideal.

For any occasion, from a fall baby shower or birthday party to Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving, I wanted to create a simple fall punch recipe that has all my favorite fall flavors.

So what’s in my Apple Cider Punch? There are only 4 ingredients (for the non-alcoholic variety) because I wanted to make sure it used simple-to-find ingredients so you could put it together quickly. It’s perfect for the kids and your family-friendly activities. My daughter loves it!.

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Apple Cider Punch

Apple Cider Punch Recipe

The ideal fall punch recipe, this delicious and simple Apple Cider Punch comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic varieties.

Prep: 15min

Total: 75min

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 serving

Serving Size: 1 serving, calories 183 kcal, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 1 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 17 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 37 g sugar, and 2 g unsaturated fat.


  • 6 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup rum ((or whiskey) *optional*)
  • 1 liter ginger ale ((about 4 cups))
  • 2 apples (sliced)
  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 10 cinnamon sticks


  1. In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine apple cider, orange juice, and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Add your rum (or whiskey) if making spiked apple cider punch.
  2. Toss in sliced apples, oranges and cinnamon sticks. Refrigerate to chill at least one hour.
  3. Add ginger ale when you’re ready to serve, then pour over ice-filled glasses.

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What alcohol goes good with apple cider?

What alcoholic beverage pairs well with apple cider? Dark spirits like rum, whiskey, bourbon, and brandy. However, you can also combine it with other alcoholic beverages, such as Tequila or Mezcal as well as regular or flavored Vodka.

What is Christmas punch made of?

How to Make Christmas Punch. In a big drink dispenser, combine cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and almond extract. Pour in ginger ale and give it one quick stir. Add in cranberries, ice and ginger ale.

How far in advance should I make punch?

Punch should only be made the morning before it is to be served; no more than a day in advance.

Can you drink apple cider cold?

Whether to serve apple cider hot or cold is a matter of preference; there is no correct or incorrect way to consume apple cider. Try adding a clove or a stick of cinnamon to your cider if you decide to warm it up before serving it to bring out its autumnal flavors!

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