RECIPE

Gaspare’s Winter Punch

Guests will enjoy this fragrant and fabulous “spirited” fruit punch created by world famous mixologist, Julie Reiner of The Flatiron Lounge and The Clover Club, both in NYC.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 10 whole allspice
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 6 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 bottles medium-bodied red wine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Campari®
  • 3/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 whole star anise

Preparation

Sort the cranberries, discarding any bruised fruit.

Rinse and place the cranberries in a 6 quart pan with the raisins, orange zest, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves, allspice, nutmeg and cranberry juice.

Bring to a boil over high heat; cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes to blend the flavors.

Add the wine and sugar and heat until steaming, 6-8 minutes. Do NOT bring to a boil.

Add the Campari®, orange liqueur and almond extract. Strain out the cranberries and ladle into

punch cups.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick and star anise.

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