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Hot Mayan Punch

This Hot Mayan Punch recipe handed down to Daniel from his uncle is a great easy-to-prepare drink when you have guests over during the winter. It’s an unusual mix of ingredients, but it’s tasty and perfect for warming you up in the winter. Be careful how much you have though, the alcohol is well disguised, you don’t taste the strength! The measurements in this recipe should be treated as a guide rather than the law. You’re free to experiment with the quantities, part of the fun of making punch is adapting it to your taste. Enoy!

Servings: Approximately 20 mugs (depending on the size of your mug)

Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 litres of black tea

  • 1 litre of orange juice

  • Juice of 6 grapefruits

  • Juice of 1 ½ lemons

  • 3 cinnamon sticks

  • 4-5 cloves

  • Sugar or honey to sweeten drink to your own preference

  • 1 litre of tequila (can split half tequila and half white rum or vodka as an alternative)


  1. Make 2 litres of black tea in a big pot.

  2. Add orange juice and the squeezed grapefruit and lemon juice.

  3. Put cinnamon & cloves in tea bags, or if you don’t have tea bags, use coffee filters and tie it with a rope and put it in; take it out after 30 minutes. Anything more then that and it would turn bitter.

  4. Add sugar or honey to your taste.

  5. Pour the alcohol in the pot and heat up the drink, but be careful that you do not boil it. If it boils, the alcohol will evaporate. Remember you can adapt this punch to your liking, feel free to add more alcohol if you’d like it to be stronger.