Mexican markets in the Salinas Valley are stocked up on the ingredients for making Christmas ponche, a traditional Mexican beverage for the holiday.
Here's the sign above the display of ponche ingredients at
Fresh Produce Market
201 E Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Here's a recipe from my friend. She suggests using as little added sugar as you can to let the natural flavors shine through. While I've enjoyed ponche many times, this year will be my first try at making it.