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Super Bowl Kick-off Punch

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Chill time 3 hrs


Mix up a pitcher of this crisp punch and let everyone help themselves. A blend of fresh and hard ciders, South African rooibos tea, and brandy, it is a lightly alcoholic drink to enjoy until the final gun. A hard cider that is on the sweet side works best.


  • 2 rooibos tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 orange slices
  • 1 cup fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 packets Sweet’N Low®
  • 18 ounces Angry Orchard or other hard cider
  • 3 ounces brandy

Nutrition Information

  • calories 73
  • cholesterol 0 g
  • sodium 4 mg
  • carbohydrate 11 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • sugars 9 g
  • protein 0 g

How to Make It

  1. For the tea, pour the hot water over the tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and chill the tea.

  2. Place the orange slices in a large pitcher. Using a long wooden spoon, mash the fruit lightly. Add the chilled tea, fresh cider, orange juice, and Sweet’N Low® and stir to combine. Add 8-10 large ice cubes. Pour in the hard cider and brandy and stir 3 or 4 times. To serve, place 4 large ice cubes into Old Fashioned-style tumblers and fill each three-quarters with the punch.