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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.


  • 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


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.

Rachael Ray