Cranberry Tequila Punch

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Cranberry Tequila PunchRecipe

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Recipe by Amanda Haas, culinary director of Williams-Sonoma and author of The Anti-Inflammation Cookbook (Chronicle Books, 2016). "Tequila is just as versatile as popular spirits like gin and vodka," says Amanda, who created this pretty punch.

Makes 12 cups (24 servings) (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

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6 cups chilled bottled apple juice, divided
6 cups chilled bottled cranberry cocktail, divided
1 large orange, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
1 1/3 cups fresh cranberries, divided
2 cups gold (100% agave) or reposado (aged) tequila
1 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau
2 bottles sparkling wine, such as prosecco
10 to 12 fresh rosemary sprigs (4 in.)

Preparation

Prep: 20 Minutes
Freeze: 6 Hours

1. Make ice ring: Pour 1 cup each apple and cranberry juice into an 8- to 9-in. bundt or ring mold. Add half of orange slices in a single layer and about 1/3 of cranberries. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

2. Set aside 24 to 36 cranberries for garnish. Pour remaining berries into mold, then add remaining orange slices. Fill with another 1 cup each apple and cranberry juices. Freeze until frozen solid, at least 3 hours more.

3. Just before serving, mix remaining 4 cups of each juice with tequila, orange liqueur, and sparkling wine in a large bowl or pitcher. Remove mold from freezer and invert onto a plate. Run bottom of mold under warm water until it releases, a few seconds. Slide ice ring into a punch bowl fruit side up. Fill bowl with punch.

4. To serve, skewer each reserved cranberry with a toothpick to make a hole. Strip 2/3 of leaves from bottom of rosemary sprigs, then slide 2 or 3 cranberries onto each sprig. Fill glasses with punch and set a sprig in or across each glass.

Make ahead: Ice ring, up to 1 week.

Created date

October 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 180
Caloriesfromfat 0.3 %
Protein 0.0 g
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 4 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg