Rudolph's Winter Punch

Prep Time:
2 minutes (plus 1 hour to chill)

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Total Time:
17 minutes (plus 1 hour to chill)


Rudolph's Winter Punch

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Looking for a fun and festive beverage for the holiday season? Enjoy a glass of Rudolph's Winter Punch.

Starting off with making the simple syrup. Boil water, sugar, rosemary and thyme in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. When the syrup appears to be thick, strain and chill the syrup for 1 hour. This simple syrup adds a sweet and fragrant touch to the punch.

We’re almost done now. It's time to make the cocktail. Combine 3 tablespoons of the simple syrup, cava, gin and cherry juice in a glass. Cherry juice gives the cocktail tartness and more sweetness. Stir and garnish the punch with crushed cherries and an orange twist.

Rudolph’s Winter Punch is a wonderful and delightful drink to serve during the holidays. Sweet, tart and refreshing. You’ll even want to make this punch when the holidays are over.



  1. For the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, bring water, sugar, rosemary or thyme and orange peel to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes. Strain and chill for 1 hour.
  2. For the cocktail: In a glass, combine 3 tablespoons simple syrup, cava, gin and cherry juice. Stir and garnish with crushed cherries and orange twist. 

Tip: Use remaining infused simple syrup in other cocktails or iced tea. 

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Michelle, ALDI Test Kitchen