This festive drink is a non alcoholic variation of the "Feuerzangenbowle." While you set the "Feuerzangenbowle" ablaze, here you melt a sugarloaf by pouring black tea over it into the punchbowl filled with spiced fruit juice.
Recipe courtesy of Suedzucker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 2 1/2 quarts
- 2 untreated or organic lemons
- 2 - 3 small cinnamon sticks
- 46 - 48 oz. (1 1/2 quarts) cherry or red grape juice (no sugar added)
- 4 tsp. black tea leaves or 4 tea bags
- 1 quart boiling water
- 1 sugarloaf (such as a Suedzucker Zucker Hut)
To make this Winter Punch or a "Feuerzangenbowle" you will also need something to set the sugarloaf upon, such as a metal grater or a "Feuerzange" (fire tongs) and a rechaud or chafing dish (or a large fondue pot with a warmer underneath). You can also buy Feuerzangbowle "sets." See here: GermanDeli or Amazon.de.
Wash and dry the lemons. Peel one of the lemons in a thin spiral and place a piece in each tea glass.
Cut the lemon in half and press the juice. Cut the second lemon in thin slices.
Heat (Do not boil!) the fruit juice slowly with the lemon juice, lemon slices and cinnamon sticks.
Fill the loose tea into a tea egg or filter (or use tea bags). Brew black tea by pouring boiling water over the tea and steeping for three minutes. Remove the tea leaves or bags.
Place the hot fruit juice over a rechaud as discussed above. Place the fire tongs or grater over it and lay the sugarloaf on the tongs or grater.
Slowly pour the hot tea over the sugarloaf until it melts and drips into the pot of juice. Stir the punch, fill the glasses and serve the tea hot.