Thanksgiving Punch Recipe with Rum


1/3 cup honey
12 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
8 cups apple cider divided
4 cups cranberry juice
chilled 3 cups (24 oz.) spiced rum
2 (12-oz.) bottles ginger beer
chilled Sliced green apples, oranges, or lemons, for garnish & Rosemary sprig, for garnish


1. Combine honey, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and 2 cups of the cider in a small saucepan over medium. Cook, stirring often, until honey is dissolved and mixture is fragrant with spices, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; cool and steep 15 minutes. Discard cloves and cinnamon sticks.
2. Combine spiced cider mixture, cranberry juice, spiced rum, ginger beer, and remaining 6 cups apple cider in a large punch bowl. Garnish with sliced citrus and apples. Serve over ice.


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