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Overhead closeup of three glasses of punch garnished with mint and star anise.

Apple Cider Punch

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 25 cups 1x


  • 1 gallon apple cider (chilled)
  • 1 cup lemon juice (chilled)
  • 8 cups ginger ale (chilled)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • Clove-studded orange and lemon slices
  • Star anise
  • Mint sprigs for garnishing glasses (optional)


  1. Pour apple cider and lemon juice in a large punch bowl.  Add cinnamon sticks and stir to combine.  Pour in ginger ale and gently stir to combine.
  2. Top punch with sliced apples, clove-studded orange and lemon slices and desired amount of star anise.  Serve chilled.


  • If preparing ahead of time, add ginger ale right before serving.
  • Category: Beverages
  • Cuisine: American

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