Super Bowl Kick-off Punch

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.

Yield: 10
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Chill: 3 Hours

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 73
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 0g


  • 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


  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.
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