Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones Photo by: Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy; Styling: Miranda Jones

Autumn Punch

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

Sunset OCTOBER 2011

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 186
  • Calories from fat: 0.2%
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 12g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 2.6mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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