Ponche is the Drink Your Holiday Party Needs

Move over, mulled wine: warm, spiced ponche is a classic holiday party offering in Mexico, and traditionally served on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) and during posadas (the nine days of celebration leading up to Christmas). A bouquet of fresh and dried Mexican fruits are simmered with flor de jamaica (hibiscus), sugar cane and cinnamon sticks until the spiced aroma floats throughout the house. Serve hot or cold, on its own or spiked with tequila, rum or alcohol de caña (cane liquor) for extra kick.
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