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Dobel Ponche Cocktail

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  Golden delicious apples 2 , peeled, cored, and cut in 1/8ths
  Raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Guava 1 Pound, quartered
  Sugarcane pieces 3 , cut into strips
  Prunes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Crab apple 1⁄2 Pound, peeled
  Pineapple 2 Cup (32 tbs), diced
  Strawberries 8 Large
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon sticks 4
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Tequila 8 Ounce (Dobel)
  Orange sliced 2 (For Garnish)
  Orange slices 2 (For Garnish)

In a large pot, place the fruit, sugar, cinnamon, and 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and lower heat and simmer for 1 hour. Let chill and add tequila. Serves over ice and garnish with an orange slice.

Recipe Summary

Mexicans celebrate many elements of the holiday season in addition to the actual Christmas celebration, including Las Posadas; the nine day celebration beginning December 16. Las Posadas, which is Spanish for “lodging,” symbolizes love, acceptance and generosity to others seeking help (lodging). To celebrate Los Posadas, each family in the neighborhood schedules a night for “Posada” to be held in their home. Members of the community travel from home to home, singing traditional Christmas carols and requesting lodging through song. Requests are denied until members reach the host family’s home, where they are greeted with a lavish celebration and enormous feast – complete with, you guessed it – TEQUILA! To aid in the celebration, Mexican families make enormous barrels of ponche, a traditional Mexican Christmas drink made with apples, sugar cane, prunes, tejocotes and TEQUILA! In honor of this mega celebration and just in time for your holiday parties, DOBEL Tequila has created the DOBEL Ponche Cocktail, adding a unique twist to this traditional drink. The Dobel Ponche Cocktail is sure to spice up your holiday season, while giving you a taste of Mexico.

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Dobel Ponche Cocktail Recipe