German Kinderpunsch
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German Kinderpunsch

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About this recipe: Kinderpunsch is an alcohol-free, warming drink, served mainly at Christmas markets in Germany. Substitute white grape juice for apple if you prefer.



Serves: 12 

  • 225ml (8 fl oz) water
  • 150g (5 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 pinches ground cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 750ml (1 1/4 pints) apple juice
  • 1 lemon, sliced


  1. In a 3 litre saucepan, bring water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon to the boil.
  2. Stir in juice and heat through. Do not boil. Take spices out and pour over lemon slices in serving bowl. Serve warm.

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Reviews (5)


This is way too sweet for us, but the flavour is good, especially with the lemon slices. I'm not sure I'll try this again. But if I do, I would use less or no additional sugar. - 21 Jul 2008

by MAYDEC0921

Would have given 4 stars as this is a very basic version, but this gets 5 stars instead due to having ingredients found in my kitchen as opposed to more specialised or complicated mulling mixes. Very easy to assemble and great taste. - 21 Jul 2008

by Feeding Frenzy

Extremely easy and the kids all loved this as a special Christmas drink. Definitely will make this our special Christmas day drink tradition! - 21 Jul 2008

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