Ponche Navideño or Ponche is a traditional Mexican fruit punch. It is a delicious and festive way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo—or any day!
Made with water, fresh and dried fruits like tamarind, prunes, hibiscus, sugar cane, cinnamon, and sweetened with Piloncillo, Ponche Navideño is a rich and fragrant concoction that is perfect for sipping on a cold winter's day.
While this drink is typically associated with Christmas, there's no reason why you can't enjoy it for Cinco de Mayo—simply add a shot of your favorite Mexican rum and enjoy!
1 large Piloncillo cone (or 12 oz. of brown sugar)
¾ cup Prunes, chopped
1½ cup Apples, chopped
1 cup Pear, chopped
½ cup Raisins
1 cup of Tamarind pods peeled
Mexican rum to taste
Place water in a large stockpot. Turn on the heat at a low to medium setting.
Serve hot in mugs, spoon some of the fruit, and add rum to your liking.