Happy holidays from all of us at Common Hope! For this edition of In the Kitchen with Common Hope, we’re sharing a classic Guatemalan drink called Ponche de Frutas (hot fruit punch). Traditionally, it’s served on Christmas Eve. It’s sweet, delicious, and very easy to make. Cheers!
4 oz raisins
4 oz prunes
2 oz Rosa de Jamaica (hibiscus tea)
1/2 oz cinnamon sticks
1 clove of allspice
2 liters of water
Sugar to taste
1. Peel the fruit and cut into very small chunks
2. Place fruit in a pot with water and all of the other ingredients.
3. Cook for 45 minutes.
4. Sweeten with sugar to taste.
5. Serve hot.
Looking for a main dish to compliment your festive punch? Check out this tamale recipe from Executive Board member Amalia Moreno-Damgaard. You can find the recipe starting on page 56.