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Ponche Navideño (Mexican Christmas Punch) served in a decorative clay mug with a cinnamon stick.
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Ponche Navideño (Mexican Christmas Punch)

Ponche Navideño (Mexican Christmas Punch) is a festive drink that is guaranteed to liven the mood of any Holiday party. Sweet, fruity, and oh so satisfying.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 177kcal



  • Add the piloncillo, hibiscus flowers, and cinnamon to a large stock pot.
  • Cover with water. About 8 cups.
  • Bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer until the piloncillo has fully melted.
  • Remove the cooked hibiscus flowers.
  • Add the sugar cane, apples, tejocotes to the pot.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the guayaba. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy.



Optional Ingredients: Plums, raisins, oranges, pineapple, blueberries, tamarind, cloves, star of anise. 
Look for chopped caña in the refrigerated section of the store. Or, buy a large piece in the produce area of the grocery store, and chop at home. 
Also look for caña and other fruits in Asian markets
If unable to find some of the ingredients, simply omit and add more of another fruit. 
How Long Does Ponche Last?
  • In the fridge, it lasts 3 days.
  • In the freezer, it lasts 8-12 months. 
Some people like to add tequila or rum to this drink. This is totally optional. 


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 131.8mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.7mg