Y'all. there is nothing better than the cooler temps, crunchy leaves, and cuddling up in your favorite sweater enjoying the warm glow of your favorite fall candle to get us hyped up for our favorite season, and now that our first Fall Collection has dropped, we're officially in the mood for #AllThingsFall.
One of our returning favorites to the line up this year is our Pomegranate Cider candle
, which was actually the very first fragrance we ever created for Candelles and one that will always have a special place in our hearts. (Did you know that we number all of our scents? Peek the number on the label the next time you light up your favorite everyday candle to see!). We're always saying that our candles smell good enough to eat, and the spicy yet fruity fragrance of Pomegranate Cider was just begging to be turned into our latest #CandellesConcoction so folks, we hope you're ready because today we're serving up a truly delicious, beautifully balanced cocktail to make all of your dreams come true: Pomegranate Cider Punch!
Just like our Pomegranate Cider candle, this punch boasts a burst of fresh fruity flavor from apples and pomegranate and seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg paired with a smooth and smoky bourbon for a delicious cocktail you'll want to sip on all season long! This festive punch is perfect for sharing with a group of pals as you watch your favorite seasonal movies, or for a dreamy date night in with your boo and is best enjoyed in your repurposed Candelles can vessels which we truly believe make the dreamiest drinkware (you can find our tutorial for repurposing your candle vessels once they've seen their last light here
So, without further ado, let's get making!
What You'll Need:
3 C Apple Cider
2 C Pomegranate Juice
1 C Tonic Water
1 Bottle Gingerbeer
6-7 Cinnamon Sticks (plus more for garnish)
3-4 Pieces of Orange Rind
1 C Brown Sugar
1 C Water
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
2 Star Anise
1 Apple, thinly sliced
1. In a pot over medium heat combine water, brown sugar, orange rind, star anise, nutmeg, and 3 cinnamon sticks, whisking constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.
2. Once the mixture has cooled, pour it along with the rest of the ingredients into a large pitcher or bowl. Stir to combine.
3. Pour punch into your repurposed Candelles can vessel, garnish with a few apple slices, pomegranate arils, and cinnamon sticks.
We know you'll be just as smitten with this perfectly fruity, spicy fall cocktail as we are, so be sure to snap a photo and tag us @candelles so we can share your sips! And don't forget to check out our Pomegranate Cider candle along with the rest of the first Fall Collection, available now!