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Autumn Punch

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Makes 15 cups (serving size: 3/4-cup)
"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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 186
  • caloriesfromfat 0.2 %
  • protein 0.2 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 0.4 g
  • sodium 2.6 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Simmer spices, vermouths, cranberry juice, and sugar in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and let steep 1 hour.

  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.