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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Fall Punch Recipe WIth Crown Royal Apple, Apple Cider

If you need a fall party drink, try this harvest punch recipe.  Made with apple cider, Crown Royal apple, sparkling wine, and ginger beer, it's the perfect blend of fall flavors.  This hard cider punch recipe is easy to make for a crowd, and your guests will love it!

Spiked Apple Cider Punch Recipe

Need a drink for a fall party?  Try this Crown Royal apple punch.

It has several fall flavors, and it's incredible easy to make.  It makes a full pitcher of apple cider alcohol drink recipe, so you don't have to worry about refills during the event.

I gave this whisky punch fall a little bit of a twist and used Crown Royal apple for the alcohol.  It's my favorite fall whiskey flavor for making mixed drinks.  

For a winter drink, try my traditional Christmas punch recipe.

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What is the Difference Between Punch and Cocktail?

There are a few different meanings of punch.  Strictly speaking, a punch drink is made of certain ingredients and typically has alcohol in it.

A punch recipe usually makes around a gallon of drink, so it's better suited to a party.  This fall punch recipe makes quite a bit and isn't practical for one person.

However, many punch recipes are non-alcoholic.  Generally a punch recipe has some type of fruit or fruit juice.

A cocktail is usually a single serving of a drink.  It's usually an iced drink with wine or a distilled liquor mixed with other ingredients for flavor.

What is the Drink Punch Made Of?

By the strict definition, a punch drink has the following ingredients: sweet, citrus, bitter, soda or tea, and alcohol.

This spiked apple cider punch doesn't exactly fit all of those ingredients, but it's still a delicious whiskey punch fall drink.

Can You Make Punch Ahead of Time?

Normally it's best to make punch ahead of time to let the flavors meld.  This also helps save you time for party prep.

However, the sparkling wine and ginger beer will go flat as this spiked apple cider punch sits.  Therefore, I recommend making it just before serving.

What Does Crown Apple Taste Like?

You can use regular whiskey to make a whiskey punch fall flavor, but I really like the Crown Royal apple.  I also use it to make a Crown Royal apple and lemonade recipe and these Caramel Apple Jello Shots.

Crown Royal apple has crisp almost tart apples with a hint of caramel and spice.  It adds a depth of flavor for Crown Royal apple punch.

Can You Drink Crown Apple Straight?

You sure can drink Crown Royal apple straight.  Personally, I prefer it mixed with other drinks like a hard cider punch recipe.

What Alcohol is Best With Apple Cider?

Darker alcohol like bourbon, brandy, rum, and whiskey work well with apple cider.  You can replace the Crown apple with one of these to make spiked apple cider punch.

Fall Punch Recipe Variations

I like this apple cider alcohol drink recipe the way it is, but you can make some simple swaps if desired.

  • Start with this easy hot apple cider recipe to really get some more flavor in your apple cider.  You can also make this mulled cider recipe to use for a hard cider punch recipe.
  • You can buy apple cider or make Instant Pot apple cider.
  • You can use a clear lemon lime soda for the sparkling wine.
  • You can replace ginger beer with ginger ale.
  • Use regular Crown Royal or your favorite rum, brandy, or bourbon in place of the Crown Royal apple.
  • For a non alcoholic harvest punch recipe, use lemon lime soda for the wine and omit this whiskey.
  • Make this hard cider punch recipe just before serving due to the carbonation in the sparkling wine and in the ginger beer.  

Apple Cider Punch Alcohol Ingredients

You will need the following to make a whiskey punch fall:

  • 1 liter apple cider (38 ounces)
  • 1 750-ml  bottle sparkling wine 
  • 26 ounce bottle ginger beer
  • 1 cup Crown Royal Apple
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 apples sliced for garnish

How to Make Fall Punch Recipe

Step #1

Place one tray of ice cubes in a large pitcher.

Step #2

Pour in the sparkling wine, Crown Royal apple, apple cider, and ginger beer.  Stir well.

Step #3

Top with fresh apple slices for garnish.

I hope you enjoy this fall punch recipe!

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