Food - Drink
The Trader Joe's Punch That Makes The Perfect Base For Winter Cocktails
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
Wintertime brings many cherished and tasty traditions, and on a cold night, nothing is better than a comforting hot drink, whether spiked or nonalcoholic. One adaptable drink is a traditional European hot punch, which features apples, fresh citrus juice, and plenty of mulling spices, and you can buy a great punch base at Trader Joe’s.
If you don't want to go through the process of making a punch yourself, check out Trader Joe's limited-time-only Winter Wassail Punch. It’s a bottled version of traditional European wassail punch made with apple, blackcurrant, and lemon juices, plus aromatics such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and orange peels.
Trader Joe’s version excludes the alcohol, so anyone can enjoy some punch, whether it’s cold, hot, virgin, or spiked. If you’re going to make a cocktail with this punch as a base, consider mixing it with liquors like red wine, rum, or bourbon before warming it up for the ultimate comforting cocktail on those cold winter nights.