At your next fall gathering you will really wow the crowd with this Moosbeereherbstblätter Bowle recipe, aka Cranberry Autumn Leaves Punch.
- 2 cups white grape juice
- 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 cup fresh sliced ripe peaches (not canned)
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced with seeds removed
- 1 orange, thinly sliced with seeds removed
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cups unsweetened 100% cranberry juice
- 1 cup pulp-free orange juice
- 4 cups 100% apple juice
- 1 bottle champagne or sparkling white wine
- 3 large carnations or other edible flowers (pesticide-free, in harvest colors)
- Fill a few standard ice cube trays 1/3 full with white grape juice. You should end up with 36 to 40 ice cubes, depending on the size of your ice cube trays.
- When ice has begun to harden, after about 1-1 1/2 hours, place one cranberry in each of the cubes (if your cranberries are small enough, add two cranberries to each) and fill the remainder of each with more grape juice. Freeze overnight until fully hardened.
- In a large jar (a sun tea or large mason jar is perfect), combine vodka with peaches, citrus fruits, and sugar, and place in the refrigerator. For a non-alcoholic version, skip the vodka and combine the fruit with the sugar to macerate in a large bowl. Chill, along with all of the other ingredients, for at least 3-4 hours.
- The day of the event, fill a punch bowl with the cranberry, orange, and apple juices. Slowly add the vodka and fruit, followed by the champagne. Add the ice cubes.
- For presentation, tear the petals off the carnations and sprinkle atop the punch. For an even bigger decorative impact, place non-toxic floating candles in the punch to create a “burning leaves” look, but make sure the drink is served safely!
- Category: Punch
- Method: No-Cook
- Cuisine: Cocktails
Keywords: punch, cocktail, German, Autumn, fruit juice