Autumn Punch

Autumn Punch Recipe
Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones
"Punch" is a good description of this one--a couple of glasses pack a wallop. Add extra cranberry juice if you want it weaker.


Makes 15 cups (serving size: 3/4-cup)
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.