Weihnachtspunsch - Traditional German Christmas Punch

Recipe by BecR2400
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 12-14


  • 4
    cups strongly brewed black tea
  • 1 14
    cups sugar, to taste
  • 4
    lemons, juice of
  • 2
    (750 ml) bottles red wine (choose a full-bodied variety such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, or Merlot)
  • fresh lemon and orange slice, to garnish


  • In a large pot, combine the sugar and the freshly brewed (still hot) tea. Add the lemon juice, orange juice, cloves, and cinnamon stick; stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the red wine. Heat and stir over medium-low heat until just below the boiling point.
  • Meanwhile, gently heat the rum in a small pot (do not boil). Once hot, add to the larger pot and mix together.
  • Remove cloves and cinnamon stick.
  • Ladle into mugs. Serve hot with a fresh lemon or orange slice.