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Blood Moon Apple Punch

Blood Moon Apple Punch

This blood red spiced apple punch is perfect for any spooky celebration or as a addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

Servings 8
Author Rachael Hutchings, www.lafujimama.com

Ingredients

  • 8 cups 100% apple juice
  • 1 small beet, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine the apple juice, beet slices, ground cinnamon, and ground cloves in a pot.  Cover the pot and bring the punch to a boil over medium-high heat.

  2. Once it comes to a boil, redue the heat to medium and let the puch simmer for 30 minutes.

  3. Remove the pot from the heat and use a slotted spoon to remove the beet slices.  Then stir in the maple syrup and lime and lemon juices.  

  4. Transfer the punch to a pitcher, or other container, and refrigerate until very cold.  Serve in glasses over ice garnished with a slice of apple or lime.

Recipe Notes

Optional: Right before serving, add 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple and 1/2 of an apple that has been peeled, cored, and chopped.