The shorter and colder the days become, the more we look forward to the cosy Christmas season. But the days leading up to Christmas also have their own special magic thanks to them being filled with vibrant Christmas markets, all sorts of festive inspiration and - of course - delicious Christmas punch.
What helps us get into the Christmas spirit despite the stresses and strains of everyday work? Coming home to a warm and cosy house after a walk on a chilly Sunday afternoon, snuggling in between soft cushions, lighting some candles and enjoying a scrumptious mug of warm winter punch.
Here we go! Cut the apple into thin slices and heat up the apple juice with all the ingredients apart from the honey/sugar. As apple juice is often rather sweet, you may not need to sweeten the mixture. That's why you should taste your non-alcoholic punch after it has heated through before adding any honey or sugar. And that's it! Enjoy!
An easy peasy recipe for homemade, non-alcoholic fruit punch
What you'll need:
- 1 litre apple juice
- 1 stick of Ceylon cinnamon
- 2 cloves
- 3 organic lemon slices
- 1 small organic apple
- a little honey or sugar
And although enjoying your Christmas punch certainly helps make you feel warm and snug in your home, it goes without saying that ambience is also a crucial part of getting into the Christmas spirit. Hot tip: Candles, gold-coloured decorative fabric accents and soft, velvety cushions - choose dark or bold colour tones for the perfect look. Getting yourself an entire sofa covered with the cosy, fashionable fabric will also work just as well. Find the velvet you've been looking for in our range of soft upholstery and drapery fabrics:
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