Autumn Punch

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Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
Recipe from Sunset

"Punch" is a good description of this one--a couple of glasses pack a wallop. Add extra cranberry juice if you want it weaker.

Ingredients

  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/3 cup sweet vermouth
  • 1/3 cup dry vermouth
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 bottles dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 bottle dry, full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup apple brandy
  • 1 cup citrus vodka
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced

Preparation

Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

  1. 1. Simmer spices, vermouths, cranberry juice, and sugar in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and let steep 1 hour.
  2. 2. Chill remaining ingredients in a large container. Strain spice mixture into wine mixture and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
Amy Machnak,
October 2011