Apple of my eye punchPublished on November 25, 2021

Photo by: Yvonne Langen



  • ½  cup vodka
  • ½  cup apple cider
  • ½  cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½  cup spiced Demerara syrup (see below)
  • 1  bottle sparkling wine
  • Cinnamon sticks and apple fans, ?for garnish


Combine all ingredients except sparkling wine and garnish in a large punch bowl and stir. Slowly pour in bottle of sparkling wine and gently stir. Ladle into wine glasses and garnish each with a cinnamon stick and apple fan.

Spiced Demerara Syrup


  • 1  cup Demerara OR brown sugar
  • 1  cup water
  • 1  star anise
  • 1½  tsp ground ginger
  • 1  tsp vanilla
  • 1  tsp black pepper
  • 1  tsp cinnamon
  • ½  tsp nutmeg
  • Peel of 1 orange


Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature and strain through several layers of cheesecloth into a glass jar. Keep sealed in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Serves 8

Yvonne Langen

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