Weihnachtspunsch Recipe -German Christmas Punch
One thing I discovered on last year’s Christmas Market tour is that there are MANY more hot drink choices than just Glühwein and Feuerzangenbowle. I saw Kinderpunsch (punch for kids) Eierlikorpunsch (sort of a warm Eggnoggy punsch) and Weihnachtspunsch or Christmas Punch. This rich hot Punch came loaded with holiday flavors… but until I found this Weihnachtspunsch Recipe, I couldn’t quite put my taste buds on what made it different. Turns out, Weihnachtspunsch is a cup of everything Christmas! It’s wine, sugar, orange, cinnamon, chocolate, AND marzipan. (Almost like someone dumped a Bunter Teller into a mug!)
Fortunately, this recipe is easy to make, so we can all enjoy the flavors at home.
Since last Winter I’ve tried a few different recipes for Weihnachtspunsch, (tough job, I know). This recipe from Theresa Glogg’s “Omis bester Punsch” comes the closest to what I drank while touring the German Christmas Markets. At first glance, the ingredients seemed odd… Chocolate and Marzipan in a wine drink? But I assure you, they melt in, and the flavor is enhanced, but not overwhelmed by them. (I was skeptical, because I’m not normally a Marzipan fan… but after making the recipe without it, I realized you need it in here). Both add to the richness of the drink.
Fair warning… this drink will separate a bit if left to just stand. Give it a stir, and it all comes back together.
For MORE Hot Drink Recipes!
I love this little book! It’s filled with around 40 different recipes perfect for the Holiday Season (and beyond). You will find Wine based drinks, Eierlikor based drinks, Juice based drinks, and even non-alcoholic punches. Recipes are all in German, and in metric measurements!
Step by Step How to make Weihnachtspunch or German Christmas Punch
Stir Brown Sugar in a Large Saucepan over low heat
Let Melt, then continue to stir for another minute
Add Tea, Wine, and Juices
Add the Spices and Sliced Citrus
Add the Chocolate and Marzipan- Stir well
Let Simmer for 15 -20 minutes -stir from time to time
Remove the solids (citrus and spices)
Add Rum and serve
Remember, it will separate, and might even look a little grainy… this is because the Almonds in the Marzipan don’t completely dissolve.
It’s GOOD, just give it an occasional stir.