The 'Food52' blog recently published a recipe for a tropical Mexican punch that is made form a combination of sweet and tangy ingredients. Ponche is a traditional Mexican fruit punch that is traditionally enjoyed around Christmas time. This recipe offer a simple way to incorporate the tangy Mexican punch into your own holiday celebrations.
Traditionally, ponche is made from a combination of cane sugar, cinnamon sticks and various winter fruits. To make the punch easier to replicate at home, this recipe swaps tejocotes for grilled pears and fresh guava fruit for guava juice. The rest of the mixture is made up of a combination of apples, raisins, prunes and tamarind paste. Rum, brandy or tequila can also be added for an alcoholic version of the festive punch.
The recipe demonstrates that consumers are increasingly turning to other cultures to cultivate new holiday traditions.