Maple Spiced Rum Punch

This festive, fruity drink is the perfect way to sneak in a fruit serving. The delicious blend of maple and juice will be a hit at your next holiday party!

Serving Size

8 servings


  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 ½ cup dark rum
  • ¾ cup pure unsweetened cranberry juice
  • 2/3 cup dark pure maple syrup
  • 1 liter cranberry or black cherry seltzer
  • chilled ice or ice ring


  1. Heat apple juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove in a small saucepan over high heat until just starting to simmer, whisking occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and let sit 20 minutes or refrigerate overnight.
  3. Line a sieve with a couple layers of cheesecloth.
  4. Pour the apple juice and spice mixture through the sieve into a punch bowl.
  5. Whisk in rum, cranberry juice and maple syrup.
  6. Pour in seltzer water and gently stir to combine.
  7. Add ice or ice ring.

This recipe was provided by Katherine P Webster from Healthy Seasonal Recipes, as part of the Healthy Aperture blogger partnership.