Time to celebrate with a special drink that I am calling Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch. This spiked punch cocktail is a sweet, fruity, festive, and alcoholic beverage to celebrate the holidays. Made with caramel sauce, this drink is easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time. Perfect for your upcoming holiday, birthday, or cocktail party.
Hello my friends, It's December, and you know what that means?? It's time to celebrate and cheer with a special spiked drink that I call Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch. I have been looking forward to the holiday season because I love the whole spirit of the season with traditional Christmas songs and colorful lights.
Video Instructions: Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch
When I first planned to make a seasonal drink with apple cider and caramel, I started to imagine being up north with the snow, and feeling cozy sipping a hot caramel apple cider in front of the fireplace. But then I realized that the whole idea was wrong for the drink recipe because I DO live in sunny Miami. The city was calling for a festive fall drink for 75-degree weather. So my inspiration comes from my experience of Geoffrey and I having a cocktail or fruit punch on Ocean Drive, sitting at one of the sidewalk restaurants where you just sit there watching people walking along. If you live or visited South Beach, you know what I'm talking about!!
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If you haven't been to South Beach, put it on your bucket list of places that you want to visit. It's a fun place with beautiful beaches, unique hotels, cute and fit people, a melting pot of cultures, and wild nightlife (or at least it used to be - I haven't been out in ages.) Here in Miami, Geoffrey and I have many more places still to discover. Besides beaches and parties, you can find art too. Yes!! Here in Miami.
the Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch Recipe
This punch sounds sweet, but it is not too sweet. This fruity, festive, and alcoholic beverage to celebrate the holidays - Hanukkah, Christmas and even New Year's - is easy to make and serves eight people. The vodka and the lemon juice cut the sweetness and balance the flavor. Get a large pitcher and add the apple cider, vodka, grenadine, lemon juice, and some sliced apple. Pour in some caramel sauce, mix and keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
If you prefer it without fruit, that’s fine. You can then call it a cocktail. But if you add the fruit, you can call it a punch. I melted the caramel for 10 seconds in the microwave for it to be able to dissolve better in the cold drink. Once you perfect making this punch, and try some of our other cocktails, you might even consider getting a bartending job in your spare time. It's great for meeting people and some extra cash.
The Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch recipe is perfect for your upcoming holiday party because it takes no time at all to prepare, and you can make several batches and keep it in the refrigerator. Set a space on the drink table with a large pitcher, a bucket of ice, and place the sliced apples in a fine glass bowl. This way you give the option to your guests to choose how they want the drink it – cocktail or punch.
Some people call this drink a Caramel Apple Cocktail or a Spiked Caramel Apple Cider. I think this drink deserves a more fun name, and I want “vodka” and “punch” to be in the name of this recipe.
UPDATE: This recipe is also part of our special group of caramel sauce recipes called 6 Creamy Dreamy Caramel Sauce Recipes You will Crave All Year Long.
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Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
Celebrate with a special drink I'm calling Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch. This spiked punch is a sweet, fruity, festive and alcoholic beverage to celebrate the holidays - Hanukkah, Christmas, and even New Year's. Caramel Apple Cider Vodka Punch has delicious caramel sauce, is easy to prepare, and can be made ahead a time - perfect for your upcoming holiday party.
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- 3 Tablespoons caramel sauce
- 1 ½ cups vodka
- 4 cups apple cider
- 4 oz lemon juice
- 2 oz grenadine
- 1 sliced apple
- Add all the ingredients in a large pitcher and mix well.
- Slice the apple and add the slices to the pitcher.
- Keep in the refrigerator until is time to serve.
- Add ice in the glass and pour the punch. Make sure to add some apple slices for a garnish.
Serve as a punch, or as a cocktail.
Drink responsibly. If you are under the legal drinking age limit for your state or country, this recipe is not for you. Sorry.
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- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Drinks
- Method: mixing
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 8 oz
- Calories: 202
- Sugar: 17 g
- Sodium: 34.4 mg
- Carbohydrates: 26.7 g
Keywords: holiday punch, party cocktail, party punch
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So excited to try making this for my party tomorrow, it looks delicious!! What fruit would you recommend in place of persimmons as they are a little harder to find where I live? Thanks!!
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Hi Christina. Great to hear you are making this for your party tomorrow. Do let us know what you think - send pictures! Instead of persimmons you can use any seasonal fruit like another different type of apple on the juicy/sweet side, or even pear. It's okay to skip the permissions, or make the recipe your own unique hint of flavor with another fruit.
This looks AMAZING, can't wait to try it!
Thank you, Emily! Let us know what you think when you get to try.
Mary // chattavore
I look forward to caramel apple cider every fall, so I am thinking I am going to love this punch!
Hello Mary, I love caramel apple cider too:). I'm pretty sure you will like this punch. Let us know if you get to make it!
I've made this a few times and it's always a hit. There's never any left!
Yes Sara, that is the unfortunate part. Always have to make more.
Deliciously festive for any fall activity! Say, my nieces soccer game?! ;-) Just Kidding!! We thoroughly enjoyed this cocktail around the fire this weekend!
So glad to hear Ashley. We love hearing about little stories like enjoying cocktails around the fire. and, go ahead, your nieces wont know.
Leanne - Crumb Top Baking
I love the versatility of this punch! It has a fall/holiday vibe, but you can totally serve this year round! Love the addition of caramel spread. Adds a decadent touch!
Yes, you certainly can serve this holiday punch all year round. Do let us know if you give it a try.
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
I love the combination of those flavours! This cocktail seems perfect for the autumn and winter months.
Absolutely Bintu. Perfect for any holiday party, including a party of one on the sofa LOL
Whoa. That salted butter caramel sauce by itself looks Uh. Mazing. But I never would've thought to add it to apple cider. This looks so great!
Thanks Don. It's a really great autumn drink. Hope you get to give it a try.
Oh my this sounds amazing and the next time I entertain I plan to make it! I am so inspired with all your products and recipes... spoonabilities.com is big plus in my life!
Thank you so much for being such an amazing customer and Friends now:). I have to tell you you will be surprise how good is this punch!
This looks like something I'd drink way too much of. For that very reason I'll be making it this weekend. Thanks for sharing :)
Hi Chris, I'm looking forward to hearing from you how the drink turns out. You really will love it.
Laura | Wandercooks
Oooh this sounds so decadent and delicious - can't wait to try!
Hope you do get to try it Laura. Let us know what you think.
This is a beautiful post! Your photography is amazing! I can almost taste the caramel and cider!
Thank you Beth. I will be sure that Carlos sees your comment about the photography. He is constantly pushing himself to learn more.
I love most things Caramel,and I'm certain this recipe is exactly my kind of drink! Such a lovely combo. Thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome Shinta. It's difficult not to like something with caramel sauce.
Love the presentation and this looks flavorful too. Love the combination and refreshing look to this drink.
Thank you Veena. It's a great cocktail for many occasions throughout the year.
I've had a lot of punches, but none with this combo of flavors. It sounds amazing! Will definitely have to whip it up!
Please do Lisa. You will love it for sure.
Love vodka so Will definitely be trying this one out! Will let you know!
Thank you for stopping by, and for your comment. We would love to hear from you after you make the drink.
This sounds so delicious! Love the flavors - perfect for this season!
Hi Julia! It tastes terrific, and it's not too sweet.
I'm having a holiday get together tonight and was looking for a cocktail, this is perfect!
Hi Alyssa, I hope you get to make it tonight. Please send us picture if you make it :).
Very nice. Thank you for sharing this recipe. keep it up.
You are most welcome Megha. Glad you like it
We just 'pre-tried' this recipe, because we're looking for a punch to serve at my birthday party on the weekend. It's lovely and something extraordinary, not only fitting into the Christmas season, but also into the colourful autumn we're just in!!!!
THIS will be the punch!
Thanks Carlos for the inspiration!
A warm greeting from Berlin
Carlos read your comment and asked me to reply to you because he's away on a business trip. We are very excited to receive your message and SO HAPPY that you love the recipe. It's really a great unique punch as you know. Do take some pictures so we can see how it turned out for your party. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and Happy Autumn! Thank you so much for your comment. Sending you some extra warmth from Miami.
Thank you for your birthday wishes :)
The punch was great!!!!! Our guests loved it as well! We made a whole lot of it and it was almost gone by the end of the party.
If you tell me how, I will post a picture of the 'trial' - I think nobody took a photo of the punch - they all just dug into it ;)
Thank you so much for sharing Daniela! I'm so happy to hear that the punch was a success!!!