Harvest Moon Punch

Serve this alcoholic punch recipe at any fall party. With a focus on apple cider and other seasonal ingredients, this cocktail recipe is made for enjoying alongside toasty s’mores or anything pumpkin-flavored.

Harvest Moon Punch
Start To Finish Time:
10 mins


  • 3 cup Lairds Applejack, chilled

  • 2 ¼ cup apple cider*, chilled

  • ¾ cup Catdaddy Moonshine, chilled

  • cup Cinnamon-Apple Syrup, chilled

  • cup fresh lemon juice, chilled

  • Several dashes angostura bitters

  • 1 750 milliliter bottle sparkling apple cider, chilled

  • Sliced apples

Cinnamon-Apple Syrup

  • 1 cup demerara sugar

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 4 cinnamon sticks, broken


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl, allowing enough room to float a large chunk of ice. Garnish with sliced apples.

Cinnamon-Apple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine demerara sugar, apple cider, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes, until reduced by half (about 3/4 cup). Cool to room temperature, then strain out cinnamon sticks.


In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine 1/4 cup Lairds Applejack; 3 tablespoons apple cider; 1 tablespoon Catdaddy Moonshine; 1-1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon-Apple Syrup; 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, and a dash of Angostura Bitters. Stir to combine. Strain into a 10-ounce ice-filled highball glass.

*If possible, use a slightly cloudy apple cider for this drink.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
40g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 17g
Vitamin C 20.1mg 100%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.