German Christmas Punch Recipes
German Feuerzangenbowle

Enjoy one of the most traditional German christmas punch recipes known as Feuerzangenbowle. There are many German Christmas beverages, however, this punch recipe is a fim favourite to be served either at christmas or New Year.

My recipe serves 4 people.

1 litre dry red wine
250ml rum (54%)
2 cinnamon sticks
3 cloves
1 lemon and 1 orange
1 zuckerhut 250g (sugar loaf)
1 zukerhut holder

Put the red wine in a pan and add the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Wash the orange and lemon, dry, cut into slices and add to the red wine. Finally put all the ingredients in a flameproof "bowle" pot and place on the heat. Lay the sugar loaf in its holder and lay it over the top of the pot. Soak the sugar loaf with half of the rum and set it alight. Continually add the remaining rum until the sugar has completely dripped into the red wine.

Serve the hot red wine in glasses.

Pineapple and Ginger Punch with Cinnamon

Makes 4 glasses

5 dessert spoons sugar
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
1 cinnamon stick
200ml freshly brewed black tea
400ml pineapple juice
2 dessert spoons orange juice
8cl white rum
sugar to sweeten
cinnamon sticks to decorate

Heat the sugar with 100ml water in a pan until boiling. Remove from the heat. Add the ginger and halved cinnamon sticks, put the lid on the pan and leave to rest for 15 minutes.

Add the tea, orange and pineapple juice and heat until nearly boiling. Add the rum and then sieve the punch into warmed glasses.

If necessary add sugar to sweeten and decorate with cinnamon sticks.

Enjoy with your favourite christmas cookies.

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Zachary - USA

Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!

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