Photo: Luca Trovato
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Chill Time
2 Hours
Total Time
2 Hours 20 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 cups

A fruit-forward red wine, such as a Beaujolais or Zinfandel, works well for wine cocktails like this one.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes or until cranberries pop. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard solids.

Step 2

Transfer cranberry mixture to a large pitcher. Stir in wine, brandy, and orange juice. Chill 2 hours. Serve over ice; garnish with cranberries and fruit slices, if desired.

Step 3

To serve as a warm mulled cocktail, transfer mixture to a Dutch oven and heat just until it begins to boil. Garnish, if desired.

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